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

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Green and Grey. Channel

Technique


                    Green and Grey. Channel, Montclair Art Museum, NJ.
Green and Grey. Channel, Montclair Art Museum, NJ.

The grey green sea is painted with an unusually large square brush, 20 mm (4/5") wide, which follows the curves of the waves like a ribbon. A palette knife has been used on the white waves. The boat is painted with a much smaller brush, in streaks of brown and blue.

Conservation History

Unknown.

Frame

Whistler Memorial Exhibition, Boston, 1904, photograph, GUL Whistler PH6/18
Whistler Memorial Exhibition, Boston, 1904, photograph, GUL Whistler PH6/18

Frame: 73.3 x 116.2 x 8.3 cm (28 7/8 x 45 3/4 x 3 ¼").

Last updated: 11th November 2021 by Margaret