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

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r.: The Blue Girl; v.: Curtain

Catalogues Raisonnés

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. no. 521) as 'r.: The Blue Girl; v.: Curtain'.
  • 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. 111).

Journals 1855-1905

  • Studio, vol. 31, March 1904, repr. p. 96.
  • Anon., The Studio Whistler Portfolio, London, 1905 (ten colour reproductions), repr. pl. 8.

Books on Whistler

  • Merrill, Linda, The Peacock Room. A Cultural Biography, New Haven and London, 1998, p. 143, fig. 3.31.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, and G. R. Dennis, The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation, 1st edition, London, 1903, pp. 90-91.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, New York and London, 1984, p. 250, pl. 228.
  • Myers, Kenneth John, Mr. Whistler’s Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2003, p. 14, fig. 10.
  • Ayako Ono, ホイッスラー展. James McNeill Whistler Retrospective, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyōto, 2014, and Yokohama Museum of Art, 2014–2015, p. 43, fig. 21 (not exhibited).


  • Freer Gallery of Art website at

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