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

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Behind the Arsenal

Catalogues Raisonnés

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. no. 791) as 'Behind the Arsenal'.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Venice Pastels, Fine Art Society, London, 1881 (cat. no. 24) as 'Behind the Arsenal'.
  • 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. 60).
  • Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 159).

Books on Whistler

  • Grieve, Alastair, Whistler's Venice, New Haven and London, 2000, pp. 136-37, repr. pl. 169, view repr. pl. 168.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice, Aldershot and California, 2001, p. 101.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, p. 268, repr.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, p. 182.
  • Prideaux, Tom, The World of Whistler, New York, 1970, p. 140, repr.
  • Stebbins, Theodore E., Jr, American Watercolors and Pastels 1875-1950 at the Fogg Art Museum, brochure, Cambridge, MA, 2006, checklist
  • Stebbins, Theodore E., Jr, Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, (eds), American Paintings at Harvard, vol. 2, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008, p. 416-19 (cat. no. 444), repr. p. 416.
  • Sutton, Denys, Nocturne: The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London, 1963, p. 100.
  • Sutton, Denys, James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Etchings, Pastels and Watercolours, London, 1966, p. 193; repr. p. 86.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, repr. f.p. 52.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Loan Collection of Works by James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London, 1912.
  • Gillerman, Dorothy W. (ed.), Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 1969, p. 244.
  • American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 2006.

Journals 1906-Present

  • Stebbins, Theodore E., Jr, 'American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950', American Art Review, April 2006, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 88-93, repr. p. 88.


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