Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket

Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket probably dates from 1875. 1

Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, Detroit Institute of Arts
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, Detroit Institute of Arts

On 18 September 1875, Whistler's mother Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881) mentioned Whistler's 'Moonlight pictures' including 'one lately finished of Cremorne Gardens at Chelsea'. 2

It was first exhibited in the Ninth Winter Exhibition of Cabinet Pictures in Oil, Dudley Gallery, London, 1875 (cat. no. 170) as 'Nocturne, in Black and Gold - The Falling Rocket'.

Notes:

1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 170).

2: A. M. Whistler to James H. and Harriet Gamble, GUW #06555.

Last updated: 24th July 2018 by Margaret