Square House, Amsterdam, 1889

Not on Viewexpand_more

Whistler created ten etchings of Amsterdam, which he believed were some of the most successful of his career. Being in the land of Rembrandt, whom Whistler called "the master," inspired him. These etchings combine the exacting technique of his early Thames scenes with the impressionism of his Venetian subjects. In the Amsterdam works Whistler used intricate linear patterns to evoke the varied surfaces of the houses and their reflections in the canals.

Details
Title
Square House, Amsterdam
Artist Life
1834 - 1903
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.4,607
Provenance
William M. Ladd (1855-1931, Portland, Ore.), by 1916; Herschel V. Jones (1861-1928, Minneapolis), until 1916; given to MIA..
Catalogue Raisonne
K.404 ii/ii, L.405, Galsgow 454 vii/vii
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Zoom in on the left to the detail you'd like to save. Click 'Save detail' and wait until the image updates. Right click the image to 'save image as' or copy link, or click the image to open in a new tab.