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is there any history on a painting by john w. whisler?

John Whistler (~1756 - 3 September 1829) was a soldier, born in Ulster, Ireland. He ran away from home when a boy, enlisted in the British army, and served under General John Burgoyne during the American Revolutionary War. Upon his return to England he was honorably discharged, and soon afterward, forming an attachment for a daughter of Sir Edward Bishop, a friend of his father, he eloped with her, and emigrated to America, settling at Hagerstown, Maryland. He shortly afterward entered the United States Army, served in the ranks, and was severely wounded in the disastrous campaign against the Indians in 1791. He was promoted to captain on 1 July 1797, and in the summer of 1803 was sent with his company of the 1st infantry from Fort Detroit to Lake Michigan, where, before the close of the year, he completed Fort Dearborn on the site of the future city of Chicago.

He was recalled to Detroit in 1810. Having attained the brevet rank of major, he was appointed in 1815 military store-keeper at Newport, Kentucky. In 1816, he was sent to Fort Wayne where he built the third fort there; having helped design the first two. Afterward he was at Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, Missouri, where he remained until his death.

Whistler's children included U.S. Army Colonel William Whistler (a commissioned officer from 1801-1861) and Lt. George Washington Whistler, a railroad designer in America and Russia. John Whistler's grandchildren included Union Brigadier-General Joseph Nelson Garland Whistler and James MacNeill Whistler, the artist.

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Self portraitJames Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 14, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British based painter and etcher.

Whistler was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in the United States. His father, George Washington Whistler, was invited to Russia in 1842 to build a railroad and James learned French in school while there. He also attended the United States Military Academy at West Point for several years. His departure from this academy seems to have been due to a failure in a chemistry exam; as he himself put it later: "If silicon were a gas, I would have been a general one day." In European society, he later presented himself as an impoverished Southern aristocrat, although to what extent he truly sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War remains unclear.

He is best known for his nearly black-and-white full-length portrait of his mother, titled Arrangement in Gray and Black: Portrait of the Artist's Mother, but usually referred to as Whistler's Mother. Though American, Whistler lived and worked mainly in Britain and France.

Whistler's painting The White Girl (1862) caused controversy when exhibited in London and, later, at the Salon des Refusés in Paris. The painting epitomises his theory that art should essentially be concerned with the beautiful arrangement of colors in harmony, not with the accurate portrayal of the natural world, as recommended by the critic John Ruskin.

In 1878 Whistler sued Ruskin for libel after the critic condemned his painting Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, calling the artist a "coxcomb". Whistler won a farthing in nominal damages. The cost of the case, together with huge debts from building his residence, "The White House" in Tite Street, Chelsea, (designed with E.W. Godwin, 1877–8) bankrupted him.

Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl ((1862)).Friendly with various French artists, he illustrated the book Les Chauves-Souris with Antonio de La Gandara. He also knew the impressionists, notably Edouard Manet, and was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement.

Whistler shared his lover, Joanna Hiffernan, with Gustave Courbet, as a model. Historians speculate that Courbet's painting of her as L'Origine du monde led to the breakup of the friendship between Whistler and Courbet.

He was well-known for his biting wit, especially in exchanges with his friend Oscar Wilde. Both were figures in the café society of Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Whistler's famous riposte to Wilde's statement, "I wish I'd said that", "You will Oscar, you will", is sometimes attributed to Wilde himself, and may be apocryphal.

Whistler had two main proteges. Wilde is the most famous, but the other was impressionist painter Walter Sickert, who was later suspected of being Jack the Ripper. Whistler had a falling out with both Wilde and Sickert. He successfully sued Sickert in the 1890s over a minor legal issue in France. When Wilde was publicly acknowledged to be a homosexual in 1895, Whistler publicly mocked him. Another significant influence was upon Arthur Frank Mathews, whom Whistler met in Paris in the late 1890s. Mathews took Whistler's Tonalism to San Francisco. spawning a broad use of that technique among turn of the century California artists.

Once, after he had suffered a heart attack, a Dutch newspaper incorrectly reported Whistler dead. He wrote to the newspaper, saying that reading his own obituary induced a "tender glow of health".

Whistler's belief that art should concentrate on the arrangement of colors led many critics to see his work as a precursor of abstract art.

Arrangement in Grey and Black, No 1 (Whistler's Mother) (section) (1871).A gifted engraver, Whistler produced numerous etchings, lithographs and dry-points. His lithographs, drawings on the stone in many instances, and in others his drawings on "lithographie paper", are perhaps half as numerous as his etchings. Some of the lithographs are of figures slightly draped; two or three of the very finest are of Thames subjects — including a "nocturne" at Limehouse; while others depict the Faubourg St Germain in Paris, and Georgian churches in Soho and Bloomsbury in London.

He is buried at St Nicholas's Church in Chiswick, London.

This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.


Selected works

Portrait of Whistler with Hat (1858)

La Vieille aux loques (1858)

At the Piano (1858-1859)

Brown and Silver Old Battersea Bridge (1859)

Etching of Whistler's beloved, Joanna Hiffernan (c.1860)

Harmony in Green and Rose The Music Room (1861)

Grey and Silver Battersea Beach (1863)

Symphony in White no 1 (The White Girl) (1862)

La Princesse du Pay de la Porcelaine (1863-1864)

Symphonie in White No. 2, Girls in White (1864)

Harmony in blue and silver: Trouville (1865)

The Beach at Selsey Bill (1865)

Symphony in White No 3 (1866)

Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (1866)

Variations in Pink And Grey Chelsea (1871)

Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Artist's Mother (1871)

Symphony in Grey and Green The Ocean (1866-72)

Arrangement in Gray, Portrait of the Artist (Selfportrait) (1872)

Arrangement in Gray and Black no 2 (Portrait of Thomas Carlyle) (1873)

Harmony in Grey and Green Miss Cicely Alexander (1873)

Harmony in Yellow and Gold The Gold Girl (Connie Gilchrist) (1873)

Arrangement in Gray and Black No2 (1873)

Nocturne in Gray und Gold, Westminster Bridge (c. 1871-1874)

Nocturne in Black and Gold, The falling Rocket (1874)

Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge (c. 1872-1875)

Chelsea Wharf Grey and Silver (1875)

Grey and Gold - Snow in Chelsea (1876)

Nocturne Trafalgar Square Chelsea Snow (1876)

Arrangement in White and Black (1876)

Arrangement in Yellow and Grey Effie Deans (1877)

Venetian Scene (1879)

The Staircase Note in Red (1880)

Nocturne in Pink und Grey, Portrait of Lady Meux (1881-1882)

Arrangement in light pink and black, portrait of Théodore Duret (1883)

An Orange Note (1884)

Pink Note The Novelette (1884)

Mother of Pearl and Silver The Andalusian (1888-1900)

Amazon Gold Box

Cool black and white characters?

Cool black and white characters?

Betty Boop

Mickey Mouse (early days)

Felix the Cat

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

Humphrey Bogart

Marilyn Monroe

The Beatles

Old Horror movie Monsters (Frankenstein, Dracula, etc.)

Whistler's Mother

Picasso's Guernica

how could i take care of a week old baby peached faced bird who has been abandoned by the mother?

how could i take care of a week old baby peached faced bird who has been abandoned by the mother?


i had a baby bird once i asked my next door neighbour he said go to Cole's and go in the bird section there should be a product called whistler and it should say egg and bisquiton it or you can get some arrowroot biscuit's and crunch them up and add a bit off water to them(don't use any biscuits with chocolate in them). So all you have to do is mix a little bit of water in it if it's a tiny bird than you should make it runny then get a eye dropper and squeeze up the stuff you made, open its beak (gently) and then put the eyedropper in it's mouth and squeeze the stuff in its mouth it will reject the food when its not hungry any more also give it some water use the eyedropper to put the water in its mouth then continue to feed and give it water every 3 hrs(At night time if you don't want to wake up to feed it you should fill the bird up with as much as it can eat before you go to bed and then as soon as you wake up feed it again). As it gets older you should make the biscuit mix thicker and then when it is bigger with lots of feathers try putting some seed and water in the birdcage and it should then learn to eat and drink by itself. So when you have fed it you should wrap it in a tea tea towel keep it warm and put it in a bird cage but don't put it outside because it will get too cold you can put it outside when has grown lots of feathers.Then you should have a healthy bird or if there is a vet near you drop it in to them and they should take care of it

I hope this information is helpful and i hope it survives

Good luck

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