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

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The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

Catalogues Raisonnés

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. no. 805) as 'The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore'.

Books on Whistler

  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, New York and London, 1984, p. 260.
  • Getscher, Robert Harold, James Abbott McNeill Whistler Pastels, New York, 1991p. 115, no. 38.
  • Grieve, Alastair, Whistler's Venice, New Haven and London, 2000, pp. 119-20, repr. pl. 142 as 'San Giorgio', view repr. pl. 143.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice, Aldershot and California, 2001, p. 45.

Books, General

  • Honour, Hugh, and John Fleming, The Venetian Hours of Henry James, Whistler, and Sargent, London, 1991, p. 99.
  • Simmons, Linda Crocker, with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al., American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1983, p. 73 (cat. no. 462).

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Whistler Loan Exhibition, Macbeth Gallery, New York, 1947, (cat. no. 35).
  • James McNeill Whistler Seventeenth Anniversary Exhibition, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT, 1949 (cat. no. 46).
  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960, p. 79 (cat. no. 84).
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1969 (cat. no. 83).
  • American Pastels from the Corcoran Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1978.
  • Sargent's Contemporaries, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1983 (cat. no. 26).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Notes, Harmonies, and Nocturnes: Small Works by James McNeill Whistler, M. Knoedler and Co., New York, 1984 (cat. no. 83).
  • Venice: The American View, 1860-1920, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, 1984-1985, pp. 142-143 (cat. no. 92), repr.
  • Dorment, Richard, and Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1994-1995, p. 302 (cat. no. 113).
  • Denker, Eric, Whistler and his circle in Venice, London, 2003, p. 81 (cat. no. 27), repr.
  • Impressionism, Realism, Modernism: Works on Paper from the American Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2007.
  • Focus on the Corcoran: Works on Paper, 1860-1990, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2015.
  • The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2019-2020 (unnumbered catalogue).


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