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

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Gris et or: La Pluie en mer

Titles

Possible titles are as follows:

  • Possibly 'Blue and grey – Sea and Showers' (1886, Dowdeswell). 1
  • 'Gris et or: La Pluie en mer' (1887, Petit). 2
  • 'Gris et or: La Pluie en mer' (1980, YMSM). 3

The title is translated as 'Grey and gold: rain on the sea'.

Description

A seascape, and probably in horizontal format.

Site

Unknown.


                    Gold and Grey – The Sunny Shower, Dordrecht, The Hunterian
Gold and Grey – The Sunny Shower, Dordrecht, The Hunterian

Among watercolours with similar subjects, Grey and Gold - Off Holland [M.0939], and Gold and grey - The Sunny Shower, Dordrecht [M.0973] suggest Dutch sites. The fact that it is not known if the painting under discussion, Gris et or: La Pluie en mer, was an oil or watercolour does not help establish the site or date!

Notes:

1: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886 (cat. no. 10), a watercolour.

2: Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (cat. no. 194).

3: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 362).

Last updated: 2nd April 2019 by Margaret