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Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler

Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler

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Funded by:  AHRC, British Academy, Getty Grant Program, John Sloan Memorial Trust, Patricia Cornwell Enterprises

Main contact:  Professor Nigel Thorp

Start date:  1997

End date:  2003

Subject areas:
History of Art - School of Culture and Creative Arts, College of Arts
Information Studies - School of Humanities, College of Arts

An online edition of the letters of James McNeill Whistler 1855-1903 and A.M. Whistler, 1829-1881. The University of Glasgow and the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., hold the foremost collections of works of art by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) and work in partnership to further research and publication on Whistler and his art. The University of Glasgow, as residuary legatee of Whistler's estate through the will of his executrix, Rosalind Birnie Philip, holds Whistler's copyright and has supported the publication of the correspondence as part of its commitment to make its collections available to researchers and the general public. The edition also makes extensive use of the Pennell-Whistler Collection in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., as well as other collections world-wide.

In collaboration with Special Collections, Glasgow University Library and the Hunterian Art Gallery.