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An American in London: Whistler and the Thames

Nocturne: Blue and Gold—Old Battersea Bridge, 1872–73, Oil on canvas, Tate Britian, London


The Washington Post, “A change in visual language signals a bigger cultural shift,” by Philip Kennicott

The Wall Street Journal, “Whistler Along the Thames,” by Lance Esplund

Town & Country, “Whistler on the Thames: The Witty Painter Who Could One-Up Oscar Wilde,” by Kevin Conley

The Economist, “A river runs through it”

The Art Newspaper, “’Bumpy’ canvas reveals hidden portrait of Whistler’s mistress,” by Julia Halperin

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