Whistler at the University of Glasgow

Whistler at the University of Glasgow

The combined holdings of the University of Glasgow make it an unrivalled centre for the study and enjoyment of the work of the internationally-celebrated painter, designer and writer, James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903). 

The collections are founded on the major gifts and bequest of Whistler’s sister-in-law and heir, Rosalind Birnie Philip, in 1935, 1954 and 1958. These outstanding resources have provided the basis for internationally-recognised exhibitions, displays, research, learning and teaching.  

Activity related to the Whistler collections is led by The Whistler Group: The Hunterian, History of Art and the University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections.‌

Whistler painting of people at the sea shoreBattersea Reach from Lindsey Houses, c. 1864–71
Oil on canvas
© The Hunterian.