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

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Two ladies on the shore


  • 1903/1905: owned by James Thomas Knowles (1831-1908) ;
  • 1908: sold at auction, Christie's, London, 27 May 1908 (lot 378) as 'Two Ladies on the Shore', and bought by 'Paterson'.
  • By 1913: with Messrs Agnew, London art dealers;
  • 1913: sold at auction, Christie's, London, 15 May 1913 (lot 14) and bought by 'Wood'.
  • Date unknown: bought by F. O. Roberts;
  • By 1995: passed by family descent to a private collector.


  • 1903: Collection of Pictures, Drawings, Prints and China, and Decorative Furniture, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1903 (cat. no. 32) as 'Pastel Sketch'.
  • 1905: 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. 169).

Last updated: 22nd February 2021 by Margaret