Words and Pictures(August 2019): “Mrs Whistler” by Matthew Plampin


Words & Pictures

Book Club

Monday 12th August 2019

2-4pm The Gleneagles

Join us for this month’s book club when we’ll be discussing Matthew Plampin’s “Mrs Whistler” – a novel based on the life of James Abbott McNeill Whistler at around the time of his painting The Peacock Room and his court appearance after Ruskin’s criticism of Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket. The ups and downs of this period in the artist’s life, Whistler himself and the nefarious characters around him, are seen through the eyes of his lover Maud Franklin, offering a unique perspective.

“Arrangement in White and Black (Maud Franklin)” by Whistler [1876; Freer Gallery, Washington]; Matthew Plampin’s “Mrs Whistler” published by The Borough Press

Words & Pictures meets monthly 2-4pm in the glorious surrounds of the Gleneagles Tea Rooms – where there is tea and cake a-plenty!

Gleneagles Tea Rooms
All welcome but please email me to reserve your place: chasingtales@rocketmail.com
Gleneagles Guesthouse
5-6 Clifftown Parade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1DP

About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring "The Art & Artists of Russia (1850s-present) currently, and please see the A History of Art in England series; looking forward to discussing "British Art Groups (1930s)" when we can have live group meetings again! Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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