The artwork Symphony In White, No. 2: The Little White Girl was painted by James Abbott McNeill Whistler in 1864. This beautiful painting is made with oils and measured 76cm by 51cm. It was bequeathed to the Royal Academy of Arts for their summer exhibition.
Whistler’s beloved piece captures the innocence and youthfulness of a young girl dressed in a white gown, standing as if in her own little world within the painting. The muted coloring used in Symphony In White, No. 2 adds to the ghostly feel that makes this piece unique and captivating. The perspective used by Whistler provides an intimate view of his subject while maintaining a distant look that conveys her fragility and serenity even further.
Nocturne: Blue And Gold – Old Battersea Bridge is another visually stunning painting created by Whistler during 1872-77.This serene oil depicts an orange-yellow gloaming sky quickly moving towards night illuminated by yellow street lamps and blue moonlight, reflecting on the river Thames below. Delicate swirls and curved brushstrokes capture how light reflects on water, making Nocturne: Blue And Gold – Old Battersea Bridge a timeless piece of art among Whistler’s other masterful works.