'Probably the most tenderly beautiful book of the year, filled with Whistler's superb fantasies'
- Daily Express
'a fine tribute to a major artist. The text is informative and sensitive, the illustrations are truly magnificent, and the attention to detail throughout is exemplary.'
'a worthy and long-overdue appraisal'
'An intensely romantic window on a lost world is opened by [this book]'
- The Times
'A beautifully illustrated biography of the multi-talented artist'
- Stella, Sunday Telegraph magazine
'A considerable work of art in itself. The Cecils’ text is very well organised, exhaustive in research and information, and enjoyable and lively. There is not a single flat sentence.'
- The Spectator
'A superb new biography … which throws new light on to the artist’s complex world, marks the resounding reclamation of his reputation.'
- Financial Times
'Sharp-nosed and perceptive'
- Times Literary Supplement
'Not merely a delight to read, well researched and carefully organised, but also lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed'
- Country Life