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

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The Old Marble Palace


  • By 1903: acquired, probably from Whistler, by Thomas Way (1837-1915) , London;
  • 1905: bought in June from Way's son, Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) of Detroit;
  • 1919: bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art.

For further details see MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 794).


  • 1881: Venice Pastels, Fine Art Society, London, 1881 (cat. no. 22) 'The Old Marble Palace'.
  • 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. 54, repr.) as 'Marble Palace, Venice'.

Last updated: 16th February 2021 by Margaret