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

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A Chelsea street

Provenance

  • 1903: in Whistler's studio at his death and bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) ;
  • 1943: sold to Colnaghi's, London art dealers;
  • 1943: sold on 29 April to Mrs Winter;
  • 1944: bought from T. G. Winter by Colnaghi's, 26 September;
  • 1944: sold on 31 October to Dr Francis Carl Springell (Franz Sprinzels) (1898-1974);
  • 1974: bequeathed to his wife Gertrude Bertha Springell née Lange (1908-1985);
  • 1986: sold at auction, Springell sale, Sotheby's, London, 30 June 1986 (lot 90, repr.), and bought by a private collector;
  • 1993: Paul Mellon Collection, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT.

See MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 953).

Exhibitions

  • 1884: possibly 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884 (cat. no. 8) as 'The Little Grocery, Chelsea; grey and red'.
  • 1904: possibly 78th Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1904 (cat. no. 109).

See The Little Grocery, Chelsea; grey and red [M.0952].

Last updated: 18th February 2021 by Margaret