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

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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. 374), plate 167, as 'Chelsea Shop'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • 78th Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1904 (cat. no. 308) as 'The General Dealer'.
  • 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. 94) as 'The General Dealer'.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Scott, William, 'Reminiscences of Whistler. Some Venice Recollections', The Studio, vol. 30, November 1903, pp. 97-108, repr. p. 98 as 'The Marine Store'.


  • 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. 221 (cat. no. 439).
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, repr. f.p. 16.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 184).
  • Spencer, Robin, Whistler, New York, 1990, pp. 120-21.

Books, General

  • None.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Rhode Island School of Design, American Paintings from the Museum’s Collection, Selection VII: circa 1800 to 1933, Providence, 1977, pp. 175-77 (cat. no. 81).


  • Oils, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings by J. McN. Whistler, Knoedler & Co., New York, 1914 (cat. no. 7) as 'A Shop Front: The General Dealer'.
  • Oils, Water-colors, Drawings and Prints by James McNeill Whistler, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1934 (cat. no. 9) as 'The Old General Dealer'.
  • Whistler Loan Exhibition, Macbeth Gallery, New York, 1947 (cat. no. 25).
  • White, Nelson C., James McNeill Whistler Seventeenth Anniversary Exhibition, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT, 1949 (cat. no. 12).
  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 53).
  • A Man of Influence: Alex. Reid, 1854–1928, Scottish Arts Council, Glasgow, 1961 (cat. no. 3).
  • Paintings and Drawings by Victorian Artists in England, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1965 (cat. no. 166).
  • Sweet, Frederick A., James McNeill Whistler, Art Institute of Chicago and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, 1968 (cat. no. 39) as 'The General Dealer (Old General Dealer)'..
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1969 (cat. no. 40).
  • Reff, Theodore, and Allen Staley (eds), From Realism to Symbolism: Whistler and His World, Columbia University, New York, 1971 (cat. no. 39).
  • Days gone by, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1971.
  • Selection VII, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1977.
  • Spink, Nesta, Whistler: The Later Years, University of Michigan Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, 1978 (cat. no. 35).
  • American Painting and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1987-1988.
  • Romanticism and Revival, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1992-1993.
  • From the Reserve IV, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1994.

Journals 1906-Present

  • None.


  • RISD museum website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 344).


  • None.

Last updated: 19th June 2021 by Margaret