Words & Pictures
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!
All welcome but please email me to reserve your place: firstname.lastname@example.org
5-6 Clifftown Parade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1DP