Professor Margaret MacDonald

  • Honorary Professorial Research Fellow (History of Art)

telephone: 01413306745
email: Margaret.MacDonald@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research Interests

 

  • Whistler Etchings Project (Director): AHRC funded 5-year major research project to produce an on-line catalogue raisonne of Whistler’s etchings.
  • Mr Whistler’s Etchings (Hunterian Art Gallery, January-May 2009)
  • Life, letters and art of James McNeill Whistler
  • Whistler’s Bridge (Addison Gallery and Dulwich Art Gallery, forthcoming)
  • Technical research into Whistler’s painting and technique19th-century art, particularly women, dress, models
  • International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers
  • Whistler in France (exhibition)
  • Blog: James McNeill Whistler and His Art

 

Grants

  • AHRC funded 5-year major research project to produce an on-line catalogue raisonne of Whistler’s etchings.

Supervision

  • Robyne Erica Calvert: 'Fashioning the Artist: Artistic Dress and Identity in Britain, 1848-1900'
  • Victoria Irvine: 'Modelling Aestheticism: Performance, Sexuality and Artists Models'
  • Emily Taylor: 'Fashionable dress in Scotland, 1760-1800: The stylistic connections with France and England'

Additional information

Electronic Publications

Exhibition Catalogues

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Whistler in Venice, Department of Fine Art, University of Glasgow , 1971.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Whistler and Mallarmé, Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow , 1973.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Whistler. The Graphic Work: Amsterdam, Liverpool, London, Venice, Agnew and Sons, London; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; City Art Gallery, Glasgow , 1976.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Sun Pictures and other historic photographs, Glasgow University Library, 1983.MacDonald, Margaret F., Whistler Pastels, Hunterian Art Gallery , 1984.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Notes, Harmonies, Nocturnes, M. Knoedler and Co., New York , 1984.
  • Richard Dorment, M. F. MacDonald, with Ruth Fine, Whistler (in English and version in French for Musée d'Orsay, Paris), London ; and New York Tate Gallery; and Abrams 1994-1995, ISBN 1-85437-145-2; 0 8109 3976 2; 0 89468 212 1.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Beatrice Whistler, Artist and Designer, Hunterian Art Gallery , 1997.
  • M. F. MacDonald and Ramon Escriva, Whistler and Music: Venezia, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, 2005.M. F. MacDonald and Galina Andreeva, Whistler and Russia , British Council ,  Tretyakow Gallery, Moscow 2007.

 

Articles

 

  • MacInnes, Margaret F., (ed.) ‘Edith Shaw: Four Years with Whistler’, Apollo, 89, No. 73, pp.198-201, London 1968.
  • MacInnes, Margaret F., ‘Whistler’s Last Years: Spring 1901- Algiers and Corsica’, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 73, pp.323-42, Paris , 1969.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler: The Painting of the "Mother"’, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 85, pp.73-88, Paris , 1975.
  • MacDonald, MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler’s Designs for a Catalogue of Blue and White Nankin Porcelain,’ Connoisseur, 198, no. 798, pp.290-5.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Joy Newton, ‘The Selling of Whistler’s Mother’, American Society of the Legion of Honor Magazine, 49, pp.97-120, New York , 1978.
  • Joy Newton and Margaret F. MacDonald, ‘Whistler: Search for a European Reputation’, Zeitschrift fur Kunst-geschichte, 41, pp.148-59, Berlin , 1978.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Joy Newton, ‘Rodin: the Whistler Monument Gazette des Beaux-Arts’, 42, pp.221-31, Paris , 1978.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Joy Newton, ‘Rodin and the University of Glasgow’, Zeitschrift fur Kunst-geschichte, 45, pp.78-81, Berlin 1978.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Joy Newton, ‘Whistler, Rodin, and the International’, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, pp.116-123, Paris , 1984.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Joy Newton, ‘Letters from the Whistler Collection’, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 108, pp. 201-214, Paris, 1986.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Joy Newton, ‘Correspondence Duret- Whistler’, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 110, pp.150-164, Paris , 1987.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler’s Lithographs’, Print Quarterly 5, No. 1, pp.20-55, London, 1988.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘British Artists at the Accademia del Nudo in Rome’, Leids Kunst-historisch Jaarboek, 5-6, Rijksuniversiteit, Leiden , 1989.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler a Londra: Non solo dandy’, Art et Dossier, no. 96, pp.10-14, Florence , 1994.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler on Exhibition’, The Magazine Antiques, 147, no. 6, pp.864-873, New York , 1995.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘ A rediscovered Whistler: 'Violet and Blue: Among the Rollers' , Burlington Magazine, April 2007, no. 1249, vol. cxlix, p. 149.

Conference Papers

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Lines on a lagoon’, Whistler , Whistler House, Lowell, MA ,. The Whistler Papers, L. eG. Cheney and P. Marks (eds.), pp.1-16, Lowell, MA, 1986.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Maud Franklin’, James McNeill Whistler: A Re-examination, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, Studies in the History of Art, 19, Symposium Papers VI, Ruth Fine (ed.), pp.13-26, Washington, DC 1987.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F.,’ James McNeill Whistler: the color of line’, The Broad Spectrum, Art Institute of Chicago, International Society of Conservators Harriet Stratis, Britt Salvesen (eds.), pp. 35-41, Archetype Productions, London 2002.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Palaces in the Night’, Whistler's Lithographs, Art Institute of Chicago, Whistler Review, no. 2, N. Thorp, M. Tedeschi (eds.) pp. 20-55, Glasgow, 2003.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘J. McN. Whistler and Oriental Art’, Orientalism , Scottish Society for Art History, Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History, F. Fowles (ed.), vol. 6, pp. 61-68, Edinburgh 2001, ISSN 1362 248X.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘What is a Whistler?’, 2003 Whistler Centenary Conference, University of Glasgow, Freer Occasional Papers, 2008.

Catalogue Essays

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler and the Fine Art Society’, FAS100, Fine Art Society, London 1976.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler and his Followers’, The Print in England 1790-1930, pp.96-101, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 1985.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘ Whistler for President’, Whistler, pp.49-55, Tate Gallery, London , 1994-95.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘James McNeill Whistler’, Addison Gallery of American Art: 65 Years, pp. 490-2, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, 1996.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler as Artist, Master and Friend’, Whistler and Sickert, pp.19-32, Fondacion la Caixa, Madrid and Bilbao , 1998.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler’s View of Venice’, James McNeill Whistler. The Venetian Etchings, pp. 27-51, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice , 2001.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler in Venice’, Venice . From Canaletto and Turner to Monet, Fondation Beyeler, Basel , 2008, pp. 91-120.

Dictionary Essays

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘The Beach at Selsea Bill’, Laurene Buckley ed., Highlights of the Collection , pp. 170-171, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT, Prestel Publishing, ISBN 1999 3-7913-2087-4.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Jopling, Louise Dictionary of Women Artists, Delia Gaze (ed.), vol. 2, pp. 753-6, London and Chicago, Fitzroy Dearborn, ISBN 1997 1 884964 21 4.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Maud Franklin’; ‘Connie Gilchrist’; ‘Rose, Hetty and Lilian Pettigrew’, Dictionary of Artists Models, J. Jiminez (ed.), pp. 221-4, 198-200, 422-6, London, Fitzroy Dearborn, ISBN 2002 1 57958 233 8.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Beatrice Philip (Mrs Godwin, Mrs Whistler)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison (eds.), Oxford, Oxford University Press, ISBN 2004 0-19-861411-X.

Reviews

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Roger Fenton: Photographer of the 1850s’ (exhibition, Hayward Gallery) Scottish photgraphy Bulletin, no. 1, pp. 22-6, Edinburgh, 1988.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F, ‘Shoal and Sheaf: Orkney's Pictorial Heritage’, (book, D. M. N. Teach, intro. G. M. Brown), Scottish Photography Bulletin, no. 2, pp. 32-4, Edinburgh 1989.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Photography 1900- The Edinburgh Symposium’, Scottish Photography Bulletin, no. 2, pp.27-9, Edinburgh, 1992.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘James A. McN. Whistler's Pastels’, Drawing, 15, no. 3, pp.64-65, London 1993.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘Whistler's Mother’, RA Magazine, summer 2003, London, 2003.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., ‘The Whistler Centenary: In Memoriam James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)’, The Art Book , 2003, vol. 11, issue 2, pp. 28-30.

 

Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2013

MacDonald, M.F. (2013) Collecting Whistler. In: The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, USA, pp. 108-143. ISBN 9780982292259

MacDonald, M.F. (2013) Whistler and the Thames. In: MacDonald, M.F. and de Montfort, P. (eds.) An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. Philip Wilson Publishers, London, UK, pp. 13-29. ISBN 9781781300060

MacDonald, M.F. (2013) The Whistler etchings project. In: Glazer, L. and Merrill, L. (eds.) Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism. Series: A Smithsonian contribution to knowledge . Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, D.C.. ISBN 9781935623298

MacDonald, M.F., and de Montfort, P. (2013) An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. Philip Wilson , London. ISBN 9781781300060

2012

MacDonald, M., Petri, G., Hausberg, M., and Meacock, J. (2012) James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a Catalogue Raisonné [Website]. Catalogue. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

2011

MacDonald, M.F. (2011) Whistler’s ten o’clock lecture. In: Mr Whistler’s Ten O’Clock. Pallas Athene, London, UK, pp. 31-40. ISBN 978I843680758

2009

Hermens, E., and MacDonald, M. (2009) En plein soleil: Whistler, nature and memory. In: Hermens, E. and Townsend, J.H. (eds.) Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists' Practice. Archetype, London, UK. ISBN 9781904982524

MacDonald, M.F. (2009) James McNeill Whistler: Chelsea in ice, 1864. In: Corwin, S., Finch, E., Lessing, L. and Newland, J.N. (eds.) Art at Colby: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Colby College Museum of Art. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, USA, p. 110. ISBN 9780982292211

MacDonald, M.F., and Hermans, E. (2009) En plein soleil. Whistler, nature and memory. In: Hermans, E. (ed.) Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists’ Practice; Proceedings of the Third Symposium of the Art Technological Source Research Working Group. Archetype, London, UK, p. 112. ISBN 9781904982524

2008

MacDonald, M.F. (2008) Palaces in the night: Whistler in Venice. In: Schwander, M. (ed.) Venice: From Canaletto and Turner to Monet. Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, pp. 91-119. ISBN 9783905632712

MacDonald, M.F. (2008) What is a Whistler? In: Glazer, L., MacDonald, M.F., Merrill, L. and Thorp, N. (eds.) James McNeill Whistler in Context: Essays from the Whistler Centenary Symposium, University of Glasgow, 2003. Series: Freer Gallery of Art occasional papers, new series, 2 . Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780934686099

2005

Hermens, E., and MacDonald, M. (2005) Whistler in the studio. In: Clarke, M., Townsend, J. and Stijnman, A. (eds.) Art of the Past: Sources and Reconstruction: Proceedings of the First Symposium of the Art Technological Source Research Study Group. Archetype Publications with the participation of ICN Amsterdam, London, UK, pp. 78-84. ISBN 9781904982012

2003

MacDonald, M. F. (2003) Whistler's Mother: An American Icon. Lund Humphries, Aldershot. ISBN 0 855331 856 5

MacDonald, M. F., Galassi, S.G., Ribeiro, A., and de Montfort, P. (2003) Whistler, Women and Fashion. Yale University Press, London. ISBN 0 912114 22 3

2001

Black, P., and MacDonald, M. (2001) Whistler and Venice. [Exhibition]

MacDonald, M. F. (2001) Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice. Lund Humphries, Aldershot. ISBN 0 85331 800 X

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Number of items: 16.

Book

MacDonald, M.F., and de Montfort, P. (2013) An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. Philip Wilson , London. ISBN 9781781300060

MacDonald, M. F. (2003) Whistler's Mother: An American Icon. Lund Humphries, Aldershot. ISBN 0 855331 856 5

MacDonald, M. F., Galassi, S.G., Ribeiro, A., and de Montfort, P. (2003) Whistler, Women and Fashion. Yale University Press, London. ISBN 0 912114 22 3

MacDonald, M. F. (2001) Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice. Lund Humphries, Aldershot. ISBN 0 85331 800 X

Book Section

MacDonald, M.F. (2013) Collecting Whistler. In: The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, USA, pp. 108-143. ISBN 9780982292259

MacDonald, M.F. (2013) Whistler and the Thames. In: MacDonald, M.F. and de Montfort, P. (eds.) An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. Philip Wilson Publishers, London, UK, pp. 13-29. ISBN 9781781300060

MacDonald, M.F. (2013) The Whistler etchings project. In: Glazer, L. and Merrill, L. (eds.) Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism. Series: A Smithsonian contribution to knowledge . Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, D.C.. ISBN 9781935623298

MacDonald, M.F. (2011) Whistler’s ten o’clock lecture. In: Mr Whistler’s Ten O’Clock. Pallas Athene, London, UK, pp. 31-40. ISBN 978I843680758

Hermens, E., and MacDonald, M. (2009) En plein soleil: Whistler, nature and memory. In: Hermens, E. and Townsend, J.H. (eds.) Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists' Practice. Archetype, London, UK. ISBN 9781904982524

MacDonald, M.F. (2009) James McNeill Whistler: Chelsea in ice, 1864. In: Corwin, S., Finch, E., Lessing, L. and Newland, J.N. (eds.) Art at Colby: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Colby College Museum of Art. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, USA, p. 110. ISBN 9780982292211

MacDonald, M.F., and Hermans, E. (2009) En plein soleil. Whistler, nature and memory. In: Hermans, E. (ed.) Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists’ Practice; Proceedings of the Third Symposium of the Art Technological Source Research Working Group. Archetype, London, UK, p. 112. ISBN 9781904982524

MacDonald, M.F. (2008) Palaces in the night: Whistler in Venice. In: Schwander, M. (ed.) Venice: From Canaletto and Turner to Monet. Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, pp. 91-119. ISBN 9783905632712

MacDonald, M.F. (2008) What is a Whistler? In: Glazer, L., MacDonald, M.F., Merrill, L. and Thorp, N. (eds.) James McNeill Whistler in Context: Essays from the Whistler Centenary Symposium, University of Glasgow, 2003. Series: Freer Gallery of Art occasional papers, new series, 2 . Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780934686099

Hermens, E., and MacDonald, M. (2005) Whistler in the studio. In: Clarke, M., Townsend, J. and Stijnman, A. (eds.) Art of the Past: Sources and Reconstruction: Proceedings of the First Symposium of the Art Technological Source Research Study Group. Archetype Publications with the participation of ICN Amsterdam, London, UK, pp. 78-84. ISBN 9781904982012

Research Report or Paper

MacDonald, M., Petri, G., Hausberg, M., and Meacock, J. (2012) James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a Catalogue Raisonné [Website]. Catalogue. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Exhibition

Black, P., and MacDonald, M. (2001) Whistler and Venice. [Exhibition]

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