Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea

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Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Chelsea
NocturneBlueSilver.jpg
Artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Year circa 1871
Type Oil on panel
Dimensions 50.2 cm × 60.8 cm (19.8 in × 23.9 in)
Location Tate Collection, London

Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea is a painting. It is the earliest of the London Nocturnes by James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

The work has influences from Oriental art. The connection to Japanese prints and Chinese paintings is underscored by Whistler's use of the 'butterfly' signature in the centre of the bottom edge of the painting.