The Whistler Collection

The Whistler Collection is based on the Estate of the leading 19th century artist James McNeill Whistler and is one of the pre-eminent collections of his work. 

Whistler’s art is represented by 80 oils, several hundred drawings and watercolours, and more than 2,000 impressions of his prints. The holding provides a particularly good representation of Whistler’s late work and his portraiture. In addition the Collection includes furniture, silver and ceramics, an extensive holding of the artist’s materials, and a varied group of personalia.

Together this material provides rare documentation of an artist’s lifestyle and technical practice. An extensive Whistler archive is housed in the Special Collections Department, Glasgow University Library.