Thomas Robert Way

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Thomas Robert Way (1861 - 1913) was an English painter of landscapes and portraits, lithographer and printer, who exhibited in London between 1883 and 1893.


Way was born in London. He trained at the South Kensington Art Schools and designed posters for London Underground between 1910 and 1913. T. R. Way's father, Thomas Way (1837–1915), was an lithographer, engraver and general printer who founded the firm Thomas Way and Son. [1]

T. R. Way is noted for his topographical lithographs of London. His catalogue of 130 of James McNeill Whistler's lithographs appeared in 1896. At his (and his father's) urging Whistler took up lithography, and Way eventually published "Mr. Whistler's Lithographs" in 1905. Later, in 1912, he wrote a memoir as Whistler's friend and confidant, "Memories of James McNeill Whistler". He also printed the work of Frank Brangwyn.

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  1. Brake, Laurel; Demoor, Marysa, eds. (2009). "Way, Thomas (1837–1915), Way, T. R. (1861–1913)". Dictionary of Nineteenth-century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland. pp. 665–666. ISBN   9789038213408.
  2. "Review: Reliques of Old London by T. R. Way". The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art. 84: 576–577. 13 November 1897.
  3. "Review: Later Reliques of Old London by T. R. Way". The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art. 85 (2206): 181. 5 February 1898.
  4. "Review of Memories of James McNeil Whistler by T. R. Way". The English Review. 12: 325. September 1912.