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

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Violet and Silver: A Deep Sea

Violet and Silver: A Deep Sea dates from September 1893. 1

In the following January Whistler described two similar seascapes, 'Two paintings of mine - sea pieces … The pictures are quite new, having been painted only this autumn' (that is, in the autumn of 1893). 2

Violet and Silver: A Deep Sea, Art Institute Of Chicago
Violet and Silver: A Deep Sea, Art Institute Of Chicago
Dark Blue and Silver, Hill-Stead Museum
Dark Blue and Silver, Hill-Stead Museum

These two, reproduced above, were then exhibited at the Grafton Galleries.

Notes:

1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 411).

2: Whistler to S. Richards, [9 January 1894], GUW #10719.

Last updated: 16th October 2020 by Margaret