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

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Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Southampton Water

Catalogues Raisonnés

  • Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980 (cat. no. 117) as 'Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Southampton Water'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Possibly 6th Winter Exhibition of Cabinet Pictures in Oil, Dudley Gallery, London, 1872 (cat. no. 187) as 'Nocturne in Grey and Gold'.
  • Possibly Fifth Exhibition of the Society of French Artists [Winter Exhibition], Deschamps Gallery, London, 1872 (ex catalogue).
  • International Exhibition, South Kensington Museum, London, 1873 (cat. no. 1556) as 'Nocturne in grey and gold'.
  • Possibly Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, 48 Pall Mall, London, 1874 (cat. no. 10) as 'Nocturne in Grey and Gold'.
  • III Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1879 (cat. no. 193) as 'Nocturne in Blue and Gold'.
  • Probably Exposition Internationale de Peinture, Galerie George Petit, Paris, 1883 (cat. no. 7) as 'Nocturne en bleu et or'.
  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 20) as 'Nocturne, Blue and Gold – Southampton Water'.
  • Probably A Collection of Selected Works by Painters of the English, French & Dutch Schools, Goupil Gallery, London, 1898 (cat. no. 25) as 'Nocturne – Blue and Gold'.
  • 70th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1901 (cat. no. 106).
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 58) as 'Nocturne / Southampton Water'.
  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 9) as 'Nocturne, Southampton Water' and 'Nocturne, Blue and Gold, Entrance to Southampton Water' in ordinary and deluxe editions respectively.
  • Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 67) as 'Nocturne. – Southampton Water'.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Dudley Gallery', Globe, London, 25 October 1872, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'The Dudley Gallery', The Times, London, 11 November 1872, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'The Society of French Artists', Pall Mall Gazette, 28 November 1872, p. 11.
  • Anon., 'Opening of the Grosvenor Gallery', North British Daily, Lanarkshire, 1 May 1879, pp. 4-5.
  • Anon., 'A Gaiety in Gilt, and three Noctoffs in a Twinkle. Connie soit qui mal y pense', The Mask, London, vol. 2, 17 May 1879, caricature repr. p. 4.
  • Anon., 'The Goupil Gallery', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 8 March 1898, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'Art Exhibitions', Daily Telegraph, London, 10 March 1898, p. 10.
  • News of the Week, London, 12 March 1898.
  • Table Talk, [London], 19 March 1898.
  • Anon., 'Art Exhibitions', The Times, London, 21 March 1898, p. 14.
  • Note: 1898 reviews were reprinted in exh. cat., Goupil, London, 1898, pp. v, xii-xvi.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Winter Exhibition of Cabinet Pictures in Oil, Dudley Gallery', The Athenaeum, 2 November 1872, pp. 568-69, at p. 568.
  • Anon., 'Winter Exhibitions', Saturday Review, 9 November 1872, p. 601.
  • Anon., 'Winter Exhibition at the Dudley Gallery', Builder, London, 23 November 1872, p. 929.
  • Prinsep, Val C., 'A Collector's Correspondence', The Art Journal, August 1892, pp. 249-252, at p. 252.
  • Brush and Pencil, 1900, repr. p. 249 as 'Battersea'.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Twenty-First Annual Report of the Trustees, 1 June 1899-1 June 1900.

Monographs

  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Cary, Elizabeth Luther, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study, with a Tentative List of Artist’s Works, New York, 1907, p. 165 (cat. no. 58).
  • Holden, Donald, Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes, New York, 1969, pp. 34-35, repr. p. 35, pl. 7.
  • Lane, James W., Whistler, (American Artists Series), New York, 1942, repr. p. 112.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 166-67.
  • Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, pp. 186, 194, 227, 297, 518, 565, 636, 644, 686.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908, p. 145, repr. p. 161.
  • Sutton, Denys, James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Etchings, Pastels and Watercolours, London, 1966, p. 192, pl. 83.

Books, General

  • Huysmans, Joris Karl, Certains: G. Moreau - Degas - Cheret - Wisthler [sic] - Rops - Le Monstre - Le Fer, etc., Paris, 1889, p. 67.
  • Marcus, Leonard S., Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing, New York, 2013, repr.
  • Marchant, Wm. and Co., A Reply to an Attack Made by One of Whistler's Biographers on a Pupil of Whistler, Mr Walter Greaves and his Work, London, 1911, pp. 19, 20.
  • Pyne, Kathleen A., Art and the Higher Life: Painting and Evolutionary Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century America, Austin, TX, 2010, pp. 120-21.
  • Shapiro, Michael Edward and Peter H. Hassrick, Frederic Remington, the Masterworks, New York, 1988, fig. 22, p. 49.

Catalogues 1906-Present

COLLECTION:

  • Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, Chicago, 1961, p. 483.
  • Barter, Judith A. et al, The Age of American Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2011 (cat. no. 13).

EXHIBITION:

  • Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of American Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, 1910 (cat. no. 210).
  • A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture Lent from American Collections, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1933 (cat. no. 489).
  • Landscape Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1934 (cat. no. 76).
  • Summer Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1939 (cat. no. 4).
  • Loan Exhibition of Great Paintings in Aid of Allied Merchant Seamen, Art Gallery of Toronto, 1944 (cat. no. 90).
  • Whistler Exhibition, The William MacBeth Inc., New York, 1947 (cat. no. 15).
  • Sweet, Frederick A. (ed.), Sargent, Whistler and Mary Cassatt, Art Institute of Chicago and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1954 (cat. no. 116).
  • Two Hundred Years of American Painting, Lakeview Center for the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL, 1965, repr., no catalogue numbers.
  • Sweet, Frederick A. (ed.), James McNeill Whistler, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, 1968 (cat. no. 20), p. 68.
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1969 (cat. no. 31), p. 77.
  • Art at The Time of the Centennial, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1976, no catalogue or checklist, as 'Nocturne in Black and Gold: Entrance to Southampton Water'.
  • Devoisins, Jean, Trésors Impressionnistes du Musée de Chicago, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France, 1980 (cat. no. 59).
  • Burke, Doreen Bolger, et al., In Pursuit of Beauty, Americans and the Aesthetic Movement, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986-1987, fig. 9.20, repr. p. 333.
  • Masterworks of Modern Art from the Art Institute of Chicago, Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Nagaoka, Japan; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya; Yokohama Museum of Art, 1994.
  • Dorment, Richard, and Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1994-1995 (cat. no. 48), repr. p. 125.
  • Songs on Stone: James McNeill Whistler and the Art of Lithography, Art Institute of Chicago and National Gallery of Canada, 1998–1999.
  • Proust, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, 1999-2000.
  • John Siewert, 'Rhetoric and Reputation in Whistler's Nocturnes' in Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, pp. 64-73.
  • Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, pp. 106-07 (cat. no. 4), repr. p. 107.
  • Lochnan, Katharine, Turner, Whistler, Monet, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Tate Britain, London, 2004-2005 (cat. no. 44).
  • Hausberg, Meg, and Victoria Sancho Lobis, Whistler and Roussel: Linked Visions, Art Institute of Chicago, 2015, URL.
  • Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon Returns to Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, 2017 (no cat.).
  • Pathways to Modernism: American Art, 1865-1945, Shanghai Museum, 2018-2019 (cat. no. 17).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Armstrong, Tom, 'The New Field-McCormick Galleries in the Art Institute of Chicago', Magazine Antiques, vol. 134, no. 4, October 1988, pp. 822-35, at pp. 830, 834, repr. pl. XII.
  • Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago, vol. 3, 1910, p. 34.
  • Life Magazine, vol. 36, 17 May 1954, p. 9, repr.
  • Naeve, Milo M., 'The Edwardian Era and Patrons of American Art at The Art Institute of Chicago: The Birth of a Tradition,' America’s International Exposition of Fine Arts and Antiques, Chicago, 1988, fig. 2, p. 22, repr.

Websites

  • Art Institute of Chicago website at http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/56905 (acc. 2019).
  • Hausberg, Meg, and Victoria Sancho Lobis, Whistler and Roussel: Linked Visions, Art Institute of Chicago, 2015, URL.
  • Clarke, Jay A., and Sarah Kelly Oehler, eds., Whistler Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2020, website.
  • Strother, Stephanie L., 'Cat. 16 Nocturne: Blue and Gold—Southampton Water, 1872: Curatorial Entry,' in Whistler Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2020, URL.
  • Muir, Kimberley, 'Cat. 16 Nocturne: Blue and Gold—Southampton Water, 1872: Technical Summary,' in Whistler Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2020, URL.

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. nos. 79, 388).

Other

  • None.

Last updated: 5th December 2020 by Margaret