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

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Nocturne - The Riva

Provenance

  • 1903: with William Stephen Marchant (1868-1925) , London art dealer;
  • By 1905: probably bought from Marchant by Richard Albert Canfield (1855-1914) , of Providence, Rhode Island;
  • 1912: sold in March to Knoedler, New York dealers (#13433, 13579, 3905);
  • 1914: sold to Stephen Carlton Clark (1882-1960) , New York, in March, but returned in February 1915;
  • 1915: sold in April to Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919).

Exhibitions

  • 1881: Venice Pastels, Fine Art Society, London, 1881 (cat. no. 10) as 'Nocturne – The Riva'.
  • 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. 175) and 1904 (cat. no. 27) as 'Nocturne, Venice'.
  • 1905: Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 154) as 'Nocturne. Venise'.

Last updated: 16th February 2021 by Margaret