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

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Study for 'Symphony in Flesh-colour and pink: Mrs F. R. Leyland'

Catalogues Raisonnés

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. no. 433) as "Study for 'Symphony in Flesh-colour and pink: Mrs F. R. Leyland' ".
  • Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980 (oil, cat. no. 106).

Books on Whistler

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, p. 108, repr. p. 107, pl. 100.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Painters of the Beautiful, Durlacher Brothers, New York, 1964 (cat. no. 23).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Whistler. The Graphic Work: Amsterdam, Liverpool, London, Venice, Agnew and Sons, London; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; City Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1976 (cat. no. 64).
  • Variations on a Musical Theme: Selections from the Museum Collection, Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, 1982.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Notes, Harmonies, and Nocturnes: Small Works by James McNeill Whistler, M. Knoedler and Co., Inc., New York, 1984 (cat. no. 34).
  • Revealed Treasures: Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, 2001-2002.


  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art website at


  • Calvert, Robyne Erica, Fashioning the artist: artistic dress in Victorian Britain 1848-1900, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2012.

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