AN EXHIBITION giving remarkable insights into the etchings of American artist James McNeill Whistler, one of the greatest exponents of the art form, is on display at the Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight Village.
Whistler: The Gentle Art of Making Etchings features 35 exquisite works drawn from the University of Glasgow’s world-famous Whistler collection.
Although now best known as a painter, Whistler’s reputation was originally founded on his skills as an etcher. During his career he produced some of the most technically innovative and beautiful etchings of his day.
Whistler (1834–1903) found much of his inspiration on the streets and waterways of London, Venice and Amsterdam. He also came to Liverpool and several times visited Speke Hall, the half-timbered country home of his ship-owning patron Frederick R Leyland.
The exhibition has been organised by the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow.
It runs from 10am-5pm every day and admission is free.