1990: sold in February through Messrs Dowdeswell to a collector.
By 1898: acquired by Goupil, London dealers.
By 1901: bought from
Alexander Reid (1854-1928), Glasgow dealer, by
John James Cowan (1846-1936), Edinburgh;
1904: bought on 13 June from Cowan through
William Stephen Marchant (1868-1925), London dealer, by
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919)
1919: bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art.
Kay described 'a lively little squib in red and brown, being a view in humdrum Hoxton … as airy and careless as the movements of a butterfly.' 1
Further details are given in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more]
(cat. no. 1004).
'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886 (cat. no. 60) as 'Red and Brown – Hoxton'.
Pictures, Drawings, Bronzes, Pottery, Antique Furniture, Decorative Metal Work, &c, Goupil Gallery, at Howard Gallery, Sheffield, 1898 (cat. no. 57) as 'Street Scene'.
19th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1896 (cat. no. 355) as 'Houses in Chelsea'.
78th Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1904 (cat. no. 81) as 'Onstead, Surrey' [sic].
Due to the terms of Freer's will, this cannot now be lent to another venue.
1: de Kay, Charles, 'Whistler. The head of the Impressionists', Art Review, vol. 1, no. 1, 1886, pp. 1-3, at p. 1.