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Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980 (cat. no. 287), plate 164, as 'Grey and Silver: Mist – Life Boat'.
Authored by Whistler
'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884 (cat. no. 54) as 'Grey and silver Mist – Life Boat'.
Annual Exhibition of Sketches, Pictures & Photography: A Loan Collection of Pictures by Mr Whistler ..., Dublin Sketching Club, Dublin, 1884 (cat. no. 246) as 'Grey and silver Mist – Life Boat'.
Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (cat. no. 199) as 'Gris et argent: Mer et Pluie. Bateau de sauvetage'.
III. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Königlicher Glaspalast, Munich, 1888 (cat. no. 60) as 'Grau und Silber'.
“Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 29) as 'A Grey Note – The Life Boat'.
Exposition Générale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1890 (cat. no. 843) as 'Le Bateau de sauvetage'.
- Anon, ['Cigarette'], 'Whistles', The Topical Times, 24 May 1884.
- ‘An Enthusiast’, [Sickert, W. R.], 'Mr Whistler and His Art', The Artist and Journal of Home Culture, vol. 5, 1 June 1884, pp. 199-201.
Books on Whistler
Holden, Donald, Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes, New York, 1969, p, 61, repr. pl. 20.
Spencer, Robin, Whistler, New York, 1990, pp. 114-15.
Robins, Anna Gruetzner, A Fragile Modernism. Whistler and his Impressionist Followers, London and New Haven, 2007, pp. 13, 14, 182 n.15.
- Gilbert, Henry, Roy Ray, and Colin Orchard, All About St. Ives: A Guide to the Town, its Galleries and Art History, [St Ives], 2006, p. 9.
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 14 (14.1).
Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, New York and London, 1984, pp. 139, 294, pl. 43.
Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915 (cat. no. 257).
Myers, Kenneth John, Mr. Whistler’s Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2003, pp. 93-94, repr. p. 37.
- Tovey, David, St Ives Art pre-1890: The Dawn of the Colony,Tate St Ives, St Ives, 2008, p. 54 (not exhibited).
Brumbaugh, Thomas Brendle, 'A Whistler Footnote', The Art Journal, vol. 31, no. 3, Spring 1972, p. 261.
- Freer Gallery of Art website at https://asia.si.edu/object/F1914.1a-c.
Parkerson, Sarah Lawrence, Variations in Gold: The Stylistic Development of the Picture Frames used by James McNeill Whistlers, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2007.
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