Today in History–July 10–TPS-Barat features James McNeill Whistler, born on this date in 1834. This American artist spent time in St. Petersburg, Russia during his childhood and later in England and France, where he studied. Learn more about Whistler through these primary and secondary sources.
Whistler’s Butterfly Picture This blog June 20, 2013
Works of James McNeill Whistler from Freer and Sackler Galleries Smithsonian Institution
The Life of James McNeill Whistler Volume II by E.R. & J. Pennell 1908
Illustrated letter, Aubrey Beardsley to G. F. Scotson-Clark concerning James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room 1891
Letter, James McNeill Whistler to David Croal Thomson containing the artist’s famed butterfly signature and discussing his hope that no painting of his remain in England July 1895
Letter, Elizabeth Pennell to Mr. Kennerley concerning Aubrey Beardsley’s 1891 illustrated letter about James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room, 3 April 1929