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

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Arrangement in black and gold

Provenance

  • 1903: in Whistler's studio at his death and bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) ;
  • 1935: given by Miss Philip to the University of Glasgow.

Exhibitions

  • 1886: probably 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886 (cat. no. 71) as 'Arrangement in black and gold'.
  • 1889: probably “Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 7) as 'Yellow and Black',
  • 1904: possibly Ouvrages de Peintures, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Objets d'Art, 14th exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1904 or Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905.

'Yellow and Black' was priced at 50 guineas in 1889, but remained unsold, and was returned to Whistler after the exhibition by Wunderlich's on the SS Servia. 1

Notes:

1: G. Dieterlen, H. Wunderlich & Co., to Whistler, 1 November 1889, GUW #07187.

Last updated: 5th June 2021 by Margaret