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