Title: The Whistler book; a monograph of the life and positin in art of James McNeill Whistler, together with a careful study of his more important works
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944
Subjects: Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Publisher: Boston : L.C. Page & company
Contributing Library: University of British Columbia Library
Digitizing Sponsor: University of British Columbia Library
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at Speke Hall,Leylands home near Liverpool. His paint-ings began to sell more readily than hereto-fore and several orders for interior decorationhad come in, among them the decoration of themusic room of the famous violinist Sarasateshome in Paiis. He was willing to w-ork atanytliing as long as he could carry out his ownideas. He invented schemes for interior deco-ration and also once tried himself as an illus-trator, when he made exquisite drawings of thevases, plates, cups of blue and white Nankinfor the catalogue of Sir H. Thompsons col-lection of porcelain. (Ellis and Elvey, Lon-don, 1878.) After leaving 7 Linsey Row, during theyears 1866-1878, Whistler lived in severalother houses situated in tlie Chelsea district,for like so many of us that have got used to acertain part of the city, he could never getaway from it. The most pretentious of theseabodes was the White House which becameone of the centres of attraction in the art lifeof London. There he gave his famous Sunday morning
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National Gallery, Washington ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK: F. R. LEYLAND. Quartier Latin and Chelsea 23 bi-eakfasts, wliich iMr. Harper Penningtondescribes so amusingly: They were alwayslate in being served, outrageously delayedwithout apparent cause. It was no uncommonthing for us to wait an hour, or even tvvo, forthe eggs, fish, cutlets, and a sweet dish ofwhich the meal consisted. A bottle of veryordinary white wine was our only drink. Thewhole thing, in fact, was an arrangement— just a colour scheme in yellow to match his blue and wliite porcelain and his yellowand blue dining room. The room itself wasunique in its effective and independent styleof decoration. It was entirely carried outafter his own designs, even to the painting ofthe exterior. And the environment, theThames, the old church of Chelsea with itssquare tower, the peculiar shaped bridge ofBattersea, the lights of Cremome in the dis-tance, all furnished interesting pictorial topicsand played an important part in the painter
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