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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Jump to: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2005 | 2003 | 2001
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. [Exhibitions]

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.

Books

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 Sections

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 Reports or Papers

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.

Exhibitions

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

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