James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights, 1872, Tate Gallery, London
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, 1875, Detroit Institute of Art
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Fire Wheel, 1875, Tate Gallery, London
From Tate Collection display caption: This is one of the nocturnes that Whistler painted of Cremorne Gardens, at the west end of Chelsea beside the river Thames. The gardens were popular as a place of amusement, offering concerts, dancing and, as in this painting, a nightly display of fireworks. Cremorne was closed in 1877 due to repeated complaints from the neighbourhood about the noise and rowdiness. Whistler’s nocturnes provide a sense of the tranquility of the Thames at night, and are far removed from the teeming waterfront of the day.