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

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Green and Grey. Channel

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. 69) as 'The Sea', plate 41; (cat no. 159) as 'Blue and Gold: Channel'.

Authored by Whistler

  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 26) as 'Blue and Gold. Channel', corrected to 'Green and Grey. Channel'.
  • Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd edition, London and New York, 1892, p. 317.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 26) as 'Blue and Gold. Channel', corrected to 'Green and Grey. Channel'.
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 69) as 'The Sea'.
  • Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 61).
  • 100th Anniversary Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1905 (cat. no. 435) as 'The Sea'.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Whistler Exhibition', The World, 23 March 1892.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'Picture Shows', Vanity Fair, 26 March 1892.
  • Bénédite, Léonce, L'Oeuvre de James MacNeill Whistler, Paris, 1905, repr. pl. xxxv.


  • 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. 167 (cat. no. 69).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'Joanna Hiffernan and James Whistler: an Artistic Partnership' in Margaret F. MacDonald (ed.), The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and Washington, 2020, pp. 15-31 at p. 25, re[r. pl. 45, p. 114.

Books, General

  • Smith, Ann Y., Hidden in Plain Sight: The Whittemore Collection and the French Impressionists, Garnet Hill Publishing Co. and Mattatuck Historical Society, 2009, pp. 70, 73, 93, repr. p. 70.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Birmingham, Mary, Montclair Art Museum: selected works, Montclair Art Museum, 2002, p. 49.
  • Gamble, Kathryn E., (ed.), The American Painting Collection of the Montclair Art Museum, Hirschl & Adler, New York, 1961, p. 68.


  • Oils, Water-colors, Drawings and Prints by James McNeill Whistler, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1934 (cat. no. 19).
  • A Century of Progress, Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, 1934 (cat no. 431).
  • Exhibition of Paintings, Tuttle House, Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1941.
  • Exhibition, Mattatuck Historical Society, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1941.
  • Sweet, Frederick A., James McNeill Whistler, Art Institute of Chicago and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, 1968 (cat. no. 13).
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1969 (cat. no. 65).
  • Spink, Nesta, Whistler: The Later Years, University of Michigan Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, 1978 (checklist, cat. no. 47).
  • 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. 42).
  • Simpson, Marc, ‎Wanda M. Corn, ‎Like breath on glass: Whistler, Inness, and the art of painting softly, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2008.


  • H. Whittemore sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, 19 May 1948 (lot 89).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Spencer, Robin, 'Whistler's Early Relations with Britain and the Significance of Industry and Commerce for his Art', The Burlington Magazine, vol. 136, 1994, pp. 212-24 (Part I); 664-74 (Part II), at p. 671.


  • Gerdts, William H., 'Introduction, The American Painting Collection of the Montclair Art Museum', website at reprinted in Resource Library on 25 July 2008.
  • MAM (Montclair Art Museum) website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 386).


  • None.

Last updated: 11th November 2021 by Margaret