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

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Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket

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. 181), plates 124, 404, as 'Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket'.

Authored by Whistler

  • Goupil Gallery and James McNeill Whistler, Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces [portfolio of photographs published after the Goupil Gallery Exhibition, March-April 1892], London, 1892, repr. pl. 11.
  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 8).

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Probably I Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877 (cat. no. 9) as 'Arrangement in Brown.'
  • International Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1886 (cat. no. 1414) as 'Miss Franklin'.
  • Ve Exposition des XX, Société des XX, Brussels, 1888 (cat. no. 1) as 'Arrangement en noir No. 3'.
  • Derde Tentoonstelling der Nederlandsche Etsclub, Amsterdam, 1889 (cat. no. 469) as 'The Fur Jacket. Arrangement in black No. 3'.
  • Exposition Générale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1890 (cat. no. 839) as 'The fur jacket'.
  • 1st exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Champs de Mars, Paris, 1891.
  • 21st Autumn Exhibition of Pictures, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1891 (cat. no. 906) as 'Arrangement in Black – The Fur Jacket'.
  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 8) as 'Arrangement in Black and Brown. The Fur Jacket'.
  • VI. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Königlicher Glaspalast, Munich, 1892 (cat. no. 1950) as 'Die Peltzjacke'.
  • World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893 (cat. no. 751) as 'The Fur Jacket'.
  • Sixty-third Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1893 (cat. no. 29) as 'The Fur Jacket'.
  • 1st Annual Exhibition, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1896 as 'The Fur Jacket'.
  • Thirty-seventh Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1898 (cat. no. 537).
  • International Exhibition, Glasgow Art Galleries, Glasgow, 1901 (cat. no. 399) as 'The Fur Jacket'.
  • 77th Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1903 (cat. no. 232) as 'The Fur Jacket'.
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 62) as 'The Fur Jacket'.
  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 14) as 'The Fur Jacket' and 'Arrangement in Black and Brown, The Fur Jacket' in the ordinary and deluxe editions respectively.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Grosvenor Gallery', Morning Post, London, 1 May 1877, p. 6.
  • Anon., 'The Grosvenor Gallery', The Examiner, 12 May 1877, pp. 22-24, at p. 23.
  • Taylor, Tom, 'The Grosvenor Gallery', The Graphic, London, 12 May 1877.
  • Anon., 'The Grosvenor Gallery', The Era, London, 13 May 1877, p. 4.
  • Anon., [Grosvenor Gallery], Truth, London, 17 May 1877, p. 12.
  • Anon., [Grosvenor Gallery], Daily News, London, 26 November 1878.
  • 'Megilp', Bailie, Glasgow, vol. 28, 12 May 1886, p. 11.
  • Anon., 'The Edinburgh International Pictures', Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 16 August 1886, p. 8.
  • Anon., 'The Whistler Room at the Art Gallery', Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, 5 October 1891, p. 6.
  • Anon., 'Art and Artists', Globe, London, 16 December 1891, p. 6.
  • Anon., 'Royal Institution Exhibition', Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 5 February 1898, p. 9.
  • Anon., 'Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts', Dundee Courier, Dundee, 5 February 1898, p. 6.
  • Anon., Labour Leader, London, 19 February 1898, p. 6.
  • Anon., 'The Glasgow Exhibition', Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, Ayrshire, 10 May 1901, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'The Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition', The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 30 March 1903, p. 9.
  • Anon., 'Art', London Daily News, London, 28 November 1903, p. 10.
  • Anon., 'Art', London Daily News, London, 8 December 1903, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'Whistler: Man of Business', Westminster Gazette, London, 9 September 1904, p. 10.
  • Anon., 'The Whistler Exhibition', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 22 February 1905, p. 4.

Journals 1855-1905

  • [Rossetti, William Michael], 'Notes on Art and Archaeology', The Academy: A Weekly Review of Literature, Science, and Art, new series, no. 11, 17 February 1877, pp. 147-48.
  • Wilde, Oscar, 'The Grosvenor Gallery', Dublin University Magazine, vol. 90, no. 535, July 1877, pp. 118-26 (reprinted in O. Wilde, Miscellanies, collected edition, ed. R. Ross, vol. 14, London, 1908).
  • MacColl, Dugald Sutherland, Nineteenth Century Art, Glasgow, 1902, repr. f.p. 154.
  • Graves, Algernon, 'James Abbott McNeill Whistler', Printseller and Print Collector, vol. 1, August 1903, pp. 341-45, at p. 341.

Monographs

  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Cary, Elizabeth Luther, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study, with a Tentative List of Artist’s Works, New York, 1907 (cat. no. 62, 495).
  • Eddy, Arthur Jerome, Recollections and Impressions of James A. McNeill Whistler, Philadelphia and London, 1903, p. 65.
  • Duret, Théodore, Histoire de J. McN. Whistler et de son oeuvre, Paris, 1904, p. 37.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, pp. 28, 127-29, 134, 135-36, repr. fig. 121.
  • Merrill, Linda, A Pot of Paint: Aesthetics on Trial in 'Whistler v. Ruskin', Washington and London, 1992, pp. 41-43.
  • Merrill, Linda, With Kindest Regards. The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903, Washington, DC, and London, 1995, pp. 89, 91.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, p. 201.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 5th (revised) edition, London and Philadelphia, 1911, repr. f. p. 428.
  • Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, pp. 173, 250, 450, 486, 533-34, 563-64, 689.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 60).
  • Singer, Hans Wolfgang, James Mc.N. [sic] Whistler, Die Kunst, Berlin, vol. 19, 1905 , woodcut by Henry Wolf repr. between pp. 18-19.
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler, London, 2003, p. 67.
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 252, 262.
  • Sutton, Denys, Nocturne: The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London, 1963, p. 76.
  • Taylor, Hilary, James McNeill Whistler, London, 1978, pp. 95-96.

Books, General

  • Huntington, David C., The Quest for unity: American art between world's fairs, 1876-1893, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1983, pp. 144-45.
  • Maus, Madeleine Octave, Trente Années de lutte pour l'Art 1884-1914, Brussels, 1926, p. 70.
  • Morris, Harrison S., Confessions in Art, New York, 1930, pp. 17-18, 45-46.
  • Pyne, Kathleen A., Art and the Higher Life: Painting and Evolutionary Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century America, Austin, TX, 2010, pp. 122-25.
  • Sutton, Denis, (ed.), The Letters of Roger Fry, 2 vols., London, 1972, p. 310.

Catalogues 1906-Present

COLLECTION:

  • Henniker-Heaton, Raymond, Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, 1922, pp. 142-43.

EXHIBITION:

  • Pickvance, R., A Man of Influence: Alex. Reid, 1854–1928, Scottish Arts Council, Glasgow, 1967, p. 11.
  • Sweet, Frederick A. (ed.), Sargent, Whistler and Mary Cassatt, Art Institute of Chicago and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1954 (cat. no. 109).
  • Taynton, Carol (intro.), Whistler in New England Collections, [checklist], Boston, 1977 (no cat. number).
  • Merrill, Linda, 'Whistler in America', in: After Whistler: The Artists and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, pp. 10-31 (cat. no. 9), pp. 23, 25, 55, 67, 118-21, 162, 240.
  • Simpson, Marc, 'Whistler, Modernism, and the Creative Afflatus', in Simpson, Marc, Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness, and the Art of Painting Softly, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 2008, pp. 24-51, at pp. 41-42, 49, repr. p. 41.
  • Tóibín, Colm, and Declan Kiely, Henry James and American Painting, 2017, Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

Journals 1906-Present

  • Starr, Sidney, 'Personal Recollections of Whistler', Atlantic Monthly, vol. 101, April 1908, pp. 528-37, at p. 533.
  • Pennell, Joseph, ‘The Forty Undiscovered Whistlers’, International Studio, vol. 72, February 1921, pp. cv-cxiii., at p. cxii.
  • 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.
  • Berman, Avis, 'Glackens and Whistler: A young man's attraction', The Magazine Antiques, 2014, website at http://www.themagazineantiques.com.

Newspapers 1906-Present

  • Macaulay, M. D., 'A Great Art Dealer: How Glasgow Got a Whistler' (letter to the editor), Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 29 July 1959.

Websites

  • Worcester Art Museum website at https://worcester.emuseum.com/.

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 143).

Other

  • None.

Last updated: 4th June 2021 by Margaret