James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Battersea Reach from Lindsey Houses (1864/71), The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest.

Foolish Sunsets and Sublime Visions: Whistler and Nature

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  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Hawthornden Lecture Theatre (please enter via the back door of the Academy building. No admittance to the gallery before 6:15pm)
  • Wednesday 21 March, 6:30- 8:30pm
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This lecture by Dr Patricia de Montfort explores Whistler’s close observation of nature in its differing graduations and moods in works such as his nocturnes, in the light of his family background in early 19th century industry and selfambivalence towards nature.

Dr de Montfort lectures in History of Art at the University of Glasgow where she is also Research Curator for Whistler Studies at The Hunterian. Her exhibition projects on Whistler include An American in London; Whistler and the Thames and James McNeil Whistler and Watercolour both topics on which she has written and lectured extensively.