Nicknamed the "Francis Room" for the last Chief Engineer for the Proprietors of the Locks and Canal to have resided in the home, James B. Francis, the Whistler House Museum of Art uses the space to help orient visitors to the historic building and Lowell.
Paintings in the Francis Room include:
    • “Lowell in 1825”, Oil on canvas, by Benjamin Mather. One of the earliest known views of Lowell.

      Lowell 1825 by Benjamin Mather
Portrait of “James B. Francis” by R.M. Staigg


    • “Apres James McNeill Whistler, Arrangement in Grey and Black” 1906, Oil on canvas, by Edith Fairfax Davenport, a cousin of Whistler. This is an exact scale copy of the original painting which, it is said, heralded modern art. The original hangs in the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. Après Whistler, Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1

      Whistlers Mother Edith Fairfax Davenport



  • “The Children” by Frank W. Benson
  • Works by Arshile Gorky, George Loftus Noyes, Harold C. Dunbar, William Preston Phelps, Frederick Porter Vinton, Louis Kronberg, William Morris Hunt, and Thomas Bayley Lawson

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