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

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r.: Grey and Gold - Belle Isle; v.: Study for 'Grey and Gold - Belle Isle'


  • 1903: 'Gray and Gold - Belle Isle' was sold on 8 May by the artist to Richard Albert Canfield (1855-1914) of Providence, R.I.;
  • 1914: sold on 12 March to Knoedler, New York dealers;
  • 1914: bought in May by Henry Hornblower (1863-1941), Arlington, MA;
  • 1941-1989: passed by family descent, to his daughter, and grandchildren;
  • 1988: on loan to Portland Museum of Art in 1988;
  • 1989: anonymous gift to Portland Museum of Art.


  • 1904: Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 141) as 'Gray and Gold "Belle-Isle" '.
  • 1905: Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 106) as 'Grey and Gold. Belle-Isle'.

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