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

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Blue and Silver - The Choppy Channel

Catalogues Raisonnés

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. no. 1367) as 'Blue and Silver – The Choppy Channel'.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Pictures, Drawings, Bronzes, Pottery, Antique Furniture, Decorative Metal Work, &c, Goupil Gallery, at Howard Gallery, Sheffield, 1898 (cat. no. 53) as 'Blue and Silver – "The Choppy Channel" '.
  • Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901 (cat. no. 97) as 'Blue and Silver – The Chopping Channel'.
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 99) as 'Blue and Silver – The Chopping Channel'.

Books on Whistler

  • Glazer, Lee, Emily Jacobson, Blythe McCarthy, and Katherine Roeder, Whistler in Watercolor: Lovely Little Games, New Haven and London, 2019.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, New York and London, 1984, p. 204, pl. 135.


  • Freer Gallery of Art website at, as 'Blue and Silver–Choppy Channel'.
  • Whistler in Watercolour, Freer|Sackler, Washington, 2019, website.

Last updated: 6th December 2020 by Margaret