barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Tales of the City

From bustling alleys and intricate architectural detail, to sweeping panoramas of grand public celebrations and towering monuments, this display of prints and drawings captures the vibrancy and expansion of European cities from the 17th to the 19th century. 

Curated to mark the recent acquisition of two views of Paris after Thomas Girtin (right), it includes works by outstanding artists such as Piranesi, Charles Meryon and James Abott McNeill Whistler.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

The Lime Burner

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

La vieille aux loques (The Old Rag-Picker)

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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Noon (second in sequence from 'The Four Times of the Day')

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John Sloan (1871-1951)

The Little Bride (New York City Life Series)

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