James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Standard Name: Whistler, James Abbott McNeill


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Family and Intimate relationships Natalie Clifford Barney
Her mother, Alice Pike , was an accomplished painter, amateur playwright, and generous patron of the arts. She made several trips to Paris to study with masters, including Carolus Duran and Whistler , and often...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Bussy
Simon Bussy , Dorothy's future husband, was born Albert Bussy in 1870, at Dole in the Jura, which he left in 1886. He arrived in Paris in 1896, where he studied at the Académie Carmen
Friends, Associates Violet Fane
VF made her mark on London's social life. She knew Robert Browning , Algernon Swinburne , Alexander William Kinglake , Alfred Austin , the Duchess of Argyll , James McNeil Whistler , and Lillie Langtry
Friends, Associates Catharine Amy Dawson Scott
Dawson counted Violet Hunt among her closest friends in London; she also socialized with Annie Besant , Flora Annie Steel , James McNeill Whistler , and Netta Syrett .
Watts, Marjorie, and Frances King. Mrs. Sappho. Duckworth.
Friends, Associates Flora Annie Steel
One dinner-party at William Heinemann 's featured the artist James McNeill Whistler (whose paintings were much in evidence on the walls), Edmund Gosse and his wife , FAS and her daughter, and Catharine Amy Dawson Scott
Friends, Associates Algernon Charles Swinburne
He had ties to writers Anne Ogle , Mary Louisa Molesworth , Ouida , and Mathilde Blind . His movement through England's literary circles also brought him into the company of Thomas Carlyle , James Anthony Froude
Friends, Associates Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Maxwells had frequent house guests and entertained regularly at both their houses. Later friends and acquaintances included Robert Browning , Mary Cholmondeley , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Ford Madox Ford , Thomas Hardy
Friends, Associates Lady Colin Campbell
Considered déclassée by high society, LCC found her way into more liberal, artistic circles. She associated with the artist Whistler (who painted a portrait, now lost) and with writers George Bernard Shaw and Henry James
Intertextuality and Influence Naomi Royde-Smith
Its unnamed male protagonist, presented in the third person, is an artist back in London after thirty years away, staying in a flat in Piccadilly borrowed from his writer friend Humphrey Penderry. He and Penderry...
Reception Pamela Hansford Johnson
PHJ 's poem Chelsea Reach (whose title is that of a famous, atmospheric picture by Whistler of this stretch of the River Thames) won the first annual poetry prize given by the Sunday Referee.
Johnson, Pamela Hansford. Important to Me. Macmillan; Scribner.
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Residence Evelyn Sharp
She found this move was sneered at some years later at her only meeting with James McNeill Whistler , but she had unfaltering support from her old teacher Miss Spark . She lived at first...
Textual Features Violet Hunt
The novel's title is taken from A. C. Swinburne 's poem Before the Mirror, 1869; VH also includes a quotation from the poem in her book's preliminary pages.
Hunt, Violet. White Rose of Weary Leaf. W. Heinemann.
Swinburne's verse was dedicated to...


1859: Artist James McNeill Whistler moved to L...

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Artist James McNeill Whistler moved to London.

Before May 1862: Whistler's highly realist painting The White...

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Before May 1862

Whistler 's highly realist painting The White Girl was rejected by the Royal Academy .

1874: Artist James McNeill Whistler mounted his...

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Artist James McNeill Whistler mounted his first solo exhibition.

1876: James McNeill Whistler painted the Peacock...

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James McNeill Whistler painted the Peacock Room for his patron F. R. Leyland .

2 July 1877: John Ruskin wrote a scathing review of Whistler...

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2 July 1877

John Ruskin wrote a scathing review of Whistler 's Nocturne in Black and Gold, accusing the artist of flinging a pot of paint in the public's face; Whistler sued for libel.

20 February 1885: Artist James McNeill Whistler gave his famous...

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20 February 1885

Artist James McNeill Whistler gave his famous Ten O'Clock lecture at Princes Hall in London.

1887: James McNeill Whistler was elected president...

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James McNeill Whistler was elected president of the Society of British Artists .


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