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

Home  > Catalogue > Exhibitions > London_1903e (related works) > Search Display

Grey and Silver - North Sea

Provenance

  • By 1903: owned by Mrs Charles Julius Kino/Knowles (née Louisa Essinger) (b.1850, m.1874) , Kensington Gore;
  • 1959: bequeathed by her son, Guy John Fenton Kino or Knowles (1879-1959) , to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

See further details in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 937).

Exhibitions

  • 1889: “Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 13) as 'Grey and Silver – North Sea' .
  • 1903: probably 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. 37) as 'Grey and Silver, the Channel'.
  • 1905: Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 112) as 'In the Channel'.
  • 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. 66) as 'In the Channel'.

The New York Herald, 2 March 1889, commended it mildly as 'worthy of particular mention ... a fog effect on the North Sea.' It was priced at 45 guineas, 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: 2nd April 2021 by Margaret