In 1877 the artist James McNeill Whistler was commissioned by the British Royal Art Society to go to Venice and produce a series of twelve etchings. He returned to London two years later with 24 etchings and ‘over 60’ small pastels. These pastels were put on sale in an exhibition in London in 1880. They have, since, been scattered across the globe and, because of condition issues, most now reside in environmentally controlled vaults rarely to be seen again.
In the interests of allowing this body of work to once again be displayed, the artist Jim Fischer has reproduced these works using the same materials and methods that Whistler did for the originals. The result is a near complete set, 58 works, in pristine condition for the public to once again appreciate.
On View March 5th through March 31st, 2019