1917: probably bought from Messrs Dowdeswell by Colnaghi's, London art dealers, 3 April;
1919: sold by Colnaghi's to D. Farr, Philadelphia dealer, 20 June.
1930: probably bought from
Charles Sessler (1854-1935)
, Philadelphia dealer, by
Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971)
on 17 July 1930;
1943: given to the National Gallery of Art but housed at Alverthorpe until 1980.
Further details is given in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more]
(cat. no. 1127).
Whistler's pictures at the Royal Society of British Artists
, National Gallery of Art, DC
Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay
,Freer Gallery of Art
It represents the
64th Annual Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887, with, on the left, Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay
[YMSM 076]. The portrait of a woman, seen to right, is Harmony in Black, No. 10
There is no record of this drawing being exhibited in Whistler's lifetime.