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

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Harmony in Red: Lamplight

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. 253) as 'Harmony in Red: Lamplight', plates 160, 425.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. no. 1127).

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886 (cat. no. 227) as 'Harmony in Red. Lamplight'.
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 47) as 'Harmony in Red. Lamplight'.
  • Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 23) as 'Harmonie en rouge; éclairage de lampe – Portrait de Madame J. McNeill Whistler – (Harmony in Red. Lamplight. Portrait of Mrs J. McNeill Whistler)'.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Society of British Artists', The Daily News, London, 30 November 1886.
  • Anon., 'The Society of British Artists', The Morning Post, London, 30 November 1886.
  • Anon., 'The Society of British Artists', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 30 November 1886.
  • Anon., 'The Winter Exhibitions', London Evening Standard, London, 30 November 1886.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Society of British Artists', Pall Mall Budget, 2 December 1886, p. 13.
  • Salaman, Malcolm Charles, 'In Whistler's Studio', The Court and Society Review, vol. 3, 1 July 1886, pp. 588-90, at p. 589.
  • Wedmore, Frederick, 'The Society of British Artists', The Academy, no. 761, 4 December 1886, p. 385.
  • Anon., Fun, 8 December 1886, caricature repr. p. 239.
  • Partridge, J. Bernard, 'At the Whistleries Suffolk Street', Judy; or the London Serio-Comic Journal, 8 December 1886, p. 267.
  • 'G. B. S.', [Shaw, George Bernard], [Review of Society of British Artists], The World, London, 8 December 1886.
  • Anon., 'The Society of British Artists', The Athenaeum, 11 December 1886, p. 790.
  • Anon., 'Picture Galleries', The Saturday Review, 11 December 1886, p. 782.
  • Spielmann, M. H., 'Current Art', Magazine of Art, vol. 10, 1887, p. 111.
  • 'A. E. G.' [Gallatin, A. E.], The Studio, vol. 31, May 1904, p. 361.
  • Bénédite, Léonce, L'Oeuvre de James MacNeill Whistler, Paris, 1905, repr. pl. 20.

Monographs

  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Anderson, Ronald, and Ann Koval, James McNeill Whistler: Beyond the Myth, London, 1994, p. 294.
  • Berman, Avis, First Impressions: James McNeill Whistler, New York, 1993, pp. 81-82.
  • Cary, Elizabeth Luther, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study, with a Tentative List of Artist’s Works, New York, 1907, p. 163 (cat. no. 47).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, pp. 146, 187-88, repr. fig. 179.
  • Merrill, Linda, With Kindest Regards. The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903, Washington, DC, and London, 1995, p. 40, repr. fig. 14.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, pp. 25-26, 63.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner, A Fragile Modernism. Whistler and his Impressionist Followers, London and New Haven, 2007, pp. 72, 79-80, 84, 198 note 55.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908, p. 163 (cat. no. 88).
  • Spencer, Robin (ed.), Whistler: A Retrospective, New York, 1989, p. 252, repr. pl. 68.
  • Spencer, Robin, Whistler, New York, 1990, p. 35.
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, p. 219.
  • Sutton, Denys, Nocturne: The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London, 1963, p. 108, repr. pl. 52.
  • Taylor, Hilary, James McNeill Whistler, London, 1978, p. 113, repr. pl. 83.
  • Walker, John, James McNeill Whistler, New York, 1987, pp. 105-06.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, p. 79.
  • Weintraub, Stanley, Whistler: A Biography, London, 1974, pp. 314-15, 323, 465, repr. pl. X.

Books, General

  • Gruetzner, Anna, 'British Impressionism: The Magic and Poetry of Life Around them'; in Norma Broude (ed.), World Impressionism: The International Movement. 1860-1920, New York, 1990, p. 80.
  • Ludovici, Anthony, 'The Whistlerian Dynasty at Suffolk Street. I-II', The Art Journal, nos. 817-18, July-August 1906, pp. 193-95, 237-39, at p. 239.
  • McLaughlan, Robert, Gifted, Edinburgh, 1990, p. 107, repr.

Catalogues 1906-Present

COLLECTION:

  • Allan, Christopher J., A Guidebook to the Hunterian Art Gallery of the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 1991, pp. 46-47, repr.

EXHIBITION:

  • Loan Exhibition of Works by James McNeill Whistler to aid the Professional Classes War Relief Council, Messrs Colnaghi, London, 1915 (cat. no. 15), as 'Harmony in Red: Lamplight / Portrait of Mrs J. McN. Whistler'.
  • James McNeill Whistler, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1936 (cat. no. 26).
  • 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, pp. 52, 175, 312, repr. fig. 30 (not exhibited).
  • MacDonald, M. F., Beatrice Whistler. Artist and Designer, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 1997, p. 43.
  • Denker, Eric, In Pursuit of the Butterfly, Seattle, 1995, pp. 83-84 (not exhibited).
  • Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, pp. 93-94, repr. fig. 81 (not exhibited).

Journals 1906-Present

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'Maud Franklin', in: Ruth Fine (ed.), James McNeill Whistler: A Reexamination, Studies in the History of Art, vol. 19, Washington, DC, 1987, pp. 13-26, at p. 24.
  • Newton, Joy, La Chauve-Souris et le Papillon. Correspondance Montesquiou-Whistler, Glasgow, 1990, pp. 107, 109 note 3, 132-33 note 6.

Newspapers 1906-Present

  • Anon., 'A Whistler Exhibition', The Times, London, 1 June 1915.
  • Anon., 'Unexpected Whistlers', The Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 1 June 1915.
  • 'Art and Artists. A Whistler Exhibition', Observer, London, 6 June 1915.

Websites

  • The Hunterian website at http://collections.gla.ac.uk/#/details/ecatalogue/41055.
  • ArtUK website at https://artuk.org.

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 172).

Other

  • Parkerson, Sarah Lawrence, Variations in Gold: The Stylistic Development of the Picture Frames used by James McNeill Whistlers, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2007.

Last updated: 31st December 2020 by Margaret