Monday, 11 April 2011
James McNeill Whistler in Lyme Regis
Whistler visited Lyme Regis in 1895 at the age of 61, and spent the autumn at the Royal Lion Hotel. While in the town he produced a number of lithographs and two famous paintings: The Little Rose of Lyme Regis and The Master Smith of Lyme Regis, both of which are now owned by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A copy of one of Whistler's lithographs is on display in Lyme Regis Museum.
For further information on Lyme's artistic heritage, see Writers and Artists.