The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler

James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was an artist born in Massachusetts. In 1855 he left America to become an art student in Paris. He travelled widely in England and continental Europe, and his work was exhibited in Europe and America. His correspondence continued until his death. Based on records of over 13.000 letters, including copies, surviving in public and private collections around the world, The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler makes available a total of ca. 10.000 letters. This includes all extant letters written by and to Whistler; letters mentioning him are included on a selective basis.

Letters can be browsed according to people associated with the documents, date, subject, works of art, exhibitions, institutions, places, or record number. In addition, it is possible to search for words within the text of the letters.

A detailed record and comments are available for each letter. Due to copyright restrictions not all letters are available full-text. Those that are available full-text, are present in transcription. For letters that were not originally written in English, an English translation is provided.

The project is maintained by the University of Glasgow.

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