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

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San Rocco

Provenance

  • 1881/1884: William James Galloway (1833-1884) of Islington, London;
  • 1884: passed to his estate;
  • 1897: sold at auction, Sotheby's, London, 23 March 1897 (lot 160) as 'San Rocco, Venice' and probably bought by James Tregaskis (1850-1926) , London book and art dealer.
  • By 1905: owned by Alexander Arnold Hannay (1858-1927) .
  • 1919: bought from W. B. Patterson, London dealer, by Knoedler's, New York art dealers, on 25 April, and sold immediately to H. Sanderson, New York.
  • Date unknown: with M. A. McDonald, New York dealer (label).
  • 1920/1940: acquired by Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951) , Boston;
  • 1941: Albert H. Wiggin Collection given to Boston Public Library.

In a list of Whistler's works by Messrs Dowdeswell dating from the mid 1880s, Galloway is listed as 'W. J. Galloway (deceased) 2 Compton Terrace Upper Street - Islington.' 1 The 1881 census confirms his identity.

Exhibitions

  • 1881: Venice Pastels, Fine Art Society, London, 1881 (cat. no. 19) as 'San Rocco'.
  • 1905: Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 158) as 'Venise'.

Notes:

1: [1886/1889], GUW #00866. See MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 772).

Last updated: 6th March 2021 by Margaret