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

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The Seashore


  • 1901: with the Goupil Gallery, London;
  • 1902: bought from William Stephen Marchant (1868-1925) , art dealer, London, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) , Detroit, August 1902;
  • 1919: bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art.

See MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 1031).


  • 1901: probably Spring Exhibition, Goupil Gallery, London, 1901 (cat. no. 31) as 'The Seashore'.
  • 1904: Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 147) as 'The Sea Shore'.
  • 1905: Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 104) as 'The Sea Shore'.

By the terms of Freer's will, this work cannot be exhibited in another venue.

Last updated: 6th December 2020 by Margaret