Statue

James McNeill Whistler statue

Erection date: 15/9/2005

Inscription

{Front of plinth:}
James McNeill Whistler 1834-1903
{Rear of Statue:}
Dimbleby 05, The Morris Singer Foundry England

After Whistler's death, the Chelsea Arts Club proposed that Auguste Rodin should create a memorial to him. The project foundered when a member of the club said 'Why should this club pay a Frenchman for a statue of a Yankee in London?' The current statue was due to be completed to coincide with the centenary of Whistler's death, but was delayed several times, particularly by Transport for London who set costly conditions on the use of their site (known as Whistler's Reach). The statue was unveiled by Viscount Chelsea.

Site: James McNeill Whistler statue (1 memorial)

SW10, Cheyne Walk

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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James McNeill Whistler statue

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James McNeill Whistler

Painter and printmaker, born in Worthen Street, Lowell, Massachussetts. His f...

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James McNeill Whistler statue

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Nicholas Dimbleby

Son of Richard and younger brother of the better known David and Jonathan.

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Morris Singer Foundry

Founded by John Webb Singer as the Frome Art Metal Works. Cast many of the be...

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