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

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The Tobacco Warehouse

Provenance

  • 1914: with Kennedy, New York dealers.
  • Before 1935: owned by Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935) ;
  • 1935: bequeathed to his widow, Katherine Geddes Benedict (1879-1961) , and daughter, Mrs James Douglass Sharpe;
  • 1962: sold at auction, Sotheby's, London, 21 November 1962 (lot 11, repr.) and bought by Graham, New York art dealer, for Joseph Herman Hirshhorn (1899-1981) ;
  • 1966: given to the Hirschhorn Museum.

The early provenance is not known. 1

Exhibitions

  • 1881: Venice Pastels, Fine Art Society, London, 1881 (cat. no. 5) as 'The Tobacco Warehouse'.

Notes:

1: See MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no 762).

Last updated: 10th February 2021 by Margaret