James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning

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James McNeill Whistler
American: 1834–1903
Sea and Sand: Domburg 1900
Watercolour Signed with a butterfly
The Whistler Estate, presented by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1935

In August 1900, Whistler stayed with his friend, the artist Jerome Elwell, at Domburg, Holland and painted several watercolours. Here, narrow, horizontal ribbons of paint evoke the rolling waves and contrast with the broadly painted wash of the beach and the dark speckled figures. GLAHA 46288

Sea and Sand: Domburg 1900