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Whistler, James Abbott McNeill

Robin Spencer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834–1903), painter and printmaker, was born on 11 July 1834 in Worthen Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, the first of five children, all sons (of whom only Whistler and his brother William survived infancy), of Major George Washington Whistler (1800–1849), United States...

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Subjects: Prints and Printmaking ; Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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