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Whistler and Japonisme

May 28, 2016 - November 27, 2016

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Featuring the Gibbes Museum of Art's extraordinary print collection, Whistler and Japonisme examines the Asian influences that deeply informed James McNeill Whistler's artistic practice. This focus exhibition brings together Whistler's etchings and woodblock prints created by the great Japanese masters.

<i>The Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge</i>, no. 76 from the series <i>One-hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo</i>, 1857, by Ichirysai Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858); woodblock print on paper; 13 3/8 x 8 5/8 inches; Gift of Mary Alston Read Simms from the collection of Motte Alston Read Simms in memory of him and his mother, Jane Ladson Alston Read; 1948.004.0374

The Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge, no. 76 from the series One-hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo, 1857, by Ichirysai Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858); woodblock print on paper; 13 3/8 x 8 5/8 inches; Gift of Mary Alston Read Simms from the collection of Motte Alston Read Simms in memory of him and his mother, Jane Ladson Alston Read; 1948.004.0374

<i>Thames Police</i>, 1859, by James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903); etching on paper; 6 x 8 7/8 inches; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. (Caroline) Anton Vreede; 2004.004.0006

Thames Police, 1859, by James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903); etching on paper; 6 x 8 7/8 inches; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. (Caroline) Anton Vreede; 2004.004.0006

<i>Billingsgate</i>, 1859, by James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903); etching on paper; 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. (Caroline) Anton Vreede; 2004.004.0007

Billingsgate, 1859, by James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903); etching on paper; 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. (Caroline) Anton Vreede; 2004.004.0007

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