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

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Nocturne: Trafalgar Square – Snow

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. 173), plate 93, as 'Nocturne: Trafalgar Square – Snow', and (cat. no. 161) as ‘A Winter Fog’.

Authored by Whistler

  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 6).

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • 12th Exhibition, Society of French Artists, Deschamps Gallery, London, 1876 (cat. no. 140) as 'A Winter Fog'.
  • [Whistler, James McNeill, and Goupil Gallery (eds)], Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces: Small Collection Kindly Lent by Their Owners, London, 1892 (cat. no. 6) as 'Nocturne / Trafalgar Square – Snow'.
  • Exposition nationale des Beaux-Arts: Catalogue Illustré des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture et gravure exposés au Champ-de-Mars, Paris, 1892 (cat. no. 1070) as ‘Gris et Or; – nocturne, Trafalgar square Chelsea’.
  • 32nd Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1893 (cat. no. 22) as 'Trafalgar Square, Chelsea – snow and twilight'.
  • Glasgow International Exhibition, 1901: The Official Catalogue, Glasgow, 1901 (cat. no. 4I7) as 'Nocturne in Blue'.
  • The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, MCMIV. The Seventy-Eighth, Edinburgh, 1904 (cat. no. 255) as 'Trafalgar Square, Chelsea'.
  • The International Society of Sculptors, Painters, and Gravers (ed.), Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late J. McNeill Whistler, London, 1905 (cat. no. 33) as 'Trafalgar Square, Chelsea'.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'Fine Art Exhibitions in London', The Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 25 April 1876, p. 3.
  • Anon., 'Pictures by French Artists', London Evening Standard, London, 18 May 1876, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'Art and Artists', Globe, London, 2 March 1892, p. 6.
  • A.U [Pennell, Elizabeth Robins], 'Whistler Pictures', The Star, 2 April 1892, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'Picture Exhibitions in Scotland: Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts', The Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 3 February 1893, p. 9.
  • Anon., Evening Citizen, Glasgow, 2 February 1893.
  • Anon., 'Glasgow Fine Art Institute: Press View - To-Day', Glasgow Evening News, Glasgow, 2 February 1893, p. 5.
  • Anon., 'Pictures at the Art Institute', Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, Ardrossan, 24 March 1893, p. 5.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Anon. [Rossetti, William Michael?], 'Notes and News', The Academy, 19 February 1876, p. 180.
  • Bate, Percy, Art at the Glasgow Exhibition, Glasgow, 1901, p. 62.
  • Sickert, Oswald, ‘The Oil Paintings of James McNeill Whistler’, The Studio, vol. 30, October 1903, pp. 3-10, repr. frontisp.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler: Uneasy Pieces, New York, 2004, p. 410 n.15.
  • Holden, Donald, Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes, New York, 1969, p. 45, pl. 12.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, repr. p. 116.
  • Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, (ed.), James McNeill Whistler,(with introduction by Joseph & Elizabeth Robins Pennell), New York, 1924, repr. pl. 43.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908, no. 97, p. 164.

Books, General

  • Bate, Percy, Art at the Glasgow Exhibition, Glasgow, 1901.
  • Meier-Graefe, Julius, Modern Art, 2 vols., London and New York, 1908, repr. pl. 59.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Stubbs, Burns A., Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Prints and Copper Plates by and attributed to American and European Artists, together with a List of Original Whistleriana in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1948, p. 16 (08. 169).
  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, New York and London, 1984, pp. 125, 293, plate 29.


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1910 (cat. no. 75).
  • Selection of Art Objects from The Freer Collection, National Museum, Washington, DC, 1912 (cat. no. 16).
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, 1912 (cat. no. 107).
  • Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, p. 71 (not exhibited).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Sickert, Oswald, 'The oil paintings of James McNeill Whistler', International Studio, November 1903, vol. 21, no. 81, repr. frontisp; and Studio, London, 15 October 1903, vol. 30, no. 127, repr. frontisp.


  • Freer Gallery of Art website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 362).


  • Siewert, John, 'Whistler’s Nocturnes and the Aesthetic Subject', PhD thesis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994.

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