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

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Corte del Paradiso


  • By 1886: Cyril Flower (1843-1907) , the first Lord Battersea, to at least 1905.
  • 1911: by family descent from John Henry Wrenn (1841-1911) , Chicago, to Harold Brent Wrenn (1878-1938), John Henry Wrenn (1913-1981), and his wife, Mrs. J. H. Wrenn;
  • 1982: sold at auction, Parke-Bernet, New York, 2 December 1982 (lot 10), to The Warner Collection of Gulf States Paper Corporation, Tuscaloosa, Alabama;
  • 1999: sold at auction, Christie's, New York, 26 May 1999 (lot 17);
  • 2002: sold by Fine Art Society, London, to the Art Institute of Chicago (Walter Aitken, Margaret Day Blake, Harold Joachim Memorial, Celia and David Hilliard, Julius Lewis, and Sara R. Shorey endowments; Sandra L. Grung Fund; restricted gifts of William Vance and Pamela Kelley Armour; through prior acquisitions of Katherine Kuh).


  • 1881: Venice Pastels, Fine Art Society, London, 1881 (cat. no. 52) as 'Courtyard'.
  • 1903-1904: Watercolours, Pastels, Drawings in Black and White, Sculptures and Bronzes By British and Foreign Artists Including A Selection of Works by H. B. Brabazon, and A Group of Works by the late James McNeill Whistler, W. Marchant & Co., Goupil Gallery, London, 1903 (cat. no. 24) as 'Venice' and 1904 (cat. no. 24).
  • 1905: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 61) as 'A Venetian Courtyard'.

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