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

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The Giudecca - Winter; grey and blue

Provenance

  • 1903: owned by Blanche Elisabeth Marchesi (1863-1940) .
  • 1920: bought on 9 July from David Croal Thomson (1855-1930) , London art dealer, by Knoedler's;
  • 1920: bought on 26 July by Colnaghi's, London art dealers, and sold to a private collector on 31 March 1922.
  • 1961: possibly sold at auction, Parke-Bernet, New York, 26 April 1961 (lot 3) as 'View of Venice from the Lagoon'.
  • 1993: sold from the collection of Dr John Weber, Sotheby's, New York, 27 May 1993 (lot 1);
  • 1994: sold by the art dealer R. Thune to the Fine Art Society, London.
  • 2001: sold, from the collection of Stanley Joseph Seeger (1930-2011), at Sotheby's, New York, 8 May 2001 (lot 3).

The provenance is difficult to establish fully because of the existence of an anonymous copy. 1

Exhibitions

1881: Venice Pastels, Fine Art Society, London, 1881 (cat. no. 29) 'The Giudecca – Winter; grey and blue'.

Notes:

1: The copy was with Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 31 December 2008. A pastel was sold at Parke-Bernet, New York, 26 April 1961 (lot 3) as 'View of Venice from the Lagoon' but the size is given as 6 ½ x 11". A pastel lent anonymously to Painters of the Beautiful, Durlacher Brothers, New York, 1964 (cat. no. 19) may have been the Whistler pastel or the copy.

Last updated: 11th April 2021 by Margaret