Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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St Ives, The Nets on the Hill

St Ives, The Nets on the Hill dates from Whistler's painting expedition to Cornwall between January and March 1884.

On 4 January Whistler wrote from St Ives to Ernest George Brown (1851-1915) that he was 'tremendously busy with lots of pictures of all kinds.' 1 He described his work to a collector, Alfred Chapman (1839-1917) as 'oil paintings - little beauties.' 2


1: 4 January [1884], GUW #03603.

2: 15 January [1884], GUW #09038.

Last updated: 29th March 2019 by Margaret