James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning

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Whistler and Watercolour exhibition at The Hunterian

James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was a highly accomplished and innovative exponent of watercolour. This display presents over 20 of the finest examples from the University of Glasgow's Whistler Collection, a major resource for the study of his life and work, together with examples of related prints, a selection of Whistler's painting materials, and a specially-commissioned film demonstrating his technique. The exhibition is the result of a new research into his watercolours being carried out by University of Glasgow staff (History of Art) in collaboration with curatorial and conservation staff at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. More ...

An online version of the exhibition is available on this website:

A film in which Professor Margaret MacDonald demonstrates Whistler's watercolour technique is also available on the website:

Other events

Hunterian Friends

MUSE Tour Programme (includes tours of the Whistler collection)

Whistler & Watercolour - Exhibition poster

Whistler butterfly signature