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

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Sunset: Venice

Catalogues Raisonnés

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. no. 813) as 'Sunset: Venice'.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Boughton, George Henry, 'A Few of the Various Whistlers I have known', The Studio, vol. 30, no. 129, December 1903, pp. 208-18; reprinted in The International Studio, vol. 21, January 1904, pp. 208-18, lithograph by T. R. Way repr. p. 209 as 'Sunset: Venice'.
  • Anon., The Studio Whistler Portfolio, London, 1905 (ten colour reproductions), repr.

Books on Whistler

  • Grieve, Alastair, Whistler's Venice, New Haven and London, 2000.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice, Aldershot and California, 2001.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, repr. f.p. 52

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Possibly Aquarellen, Pastels, Teekingen, Etsen, Lithographien en een Schilderij door James McNeill Whistler, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1906 (cat. no. 27' as 'The Lagoon'.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Notes, Harmonies, and Nocturnes: Small Works by James McNeill Whistler, M. Knoedler and Co., Inc., New York, 1984 (cat. no. 84) as 'Salute – Sundown'.
  • 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 (cat. no. 119), repr.
  • Lochnan, Katharine, Turner, Whistler, Monet, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Tate Britain, London, 2004-2005 (cat. no. 95) as 'Sunset, Venice'.
  • Whistler as Printmaker: Highlights from the Gertrude Kosovsky Collection, The Frick Collection, New York (no catalogue).

Journals 1906-Present


  • 'Whistler as Printmaker: Highlights from the Gertrude Kosovsky Collection, Exhibition Dates: April 30 to September 1, 2019', The Frick Collection website.
  • 'Alex Gordon Lecture in the History of Art: "Whistler’s Art: 'An Arrangement in Line, Form & Colour' by Margaret F. MacDonald, Professor of History of Art, University of Glasgow', The Frick Collection, 15 May 2019, on UTube.
  • 'Live from the Frick! Frick’s Senior Curator Susan Grace Galassi in conversation with Margaret F. MacDonald', 15 May 2019, on Facebook.

Last updated: 5th June 2021 by Margaret