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

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Pink and silver - Chelsea, the Embankment

Provenance

  • 1889: bought from Wunderlich's, New York, by Alfred Corning Clark (1844-1896);
  • 1896: passed by family descent to his son, Robert Sterling Clark (1877-1956) ;
  • 1919: R. S. Clark married Francine Clark;
  • 1955: given by R. S. Clark to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Insitute.

See further details in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 1058).

Exhibitions

  • 1886: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886 (cat. no. 8) as 'Pink and silver – Chelsea, the Embankment'.
  • 1887: Probably Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (cat. no. 176) as 'Blanc et argent: Le Quai (Chelsea)'.
  • 1888: Possibly III. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Königlicher Glaspalast, Munich, 1888 (cat. no. 36) as 'Grau und Silber: Chelsea'.
  • 1889: “Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 6) as 'Grey and Silver – Chelsea Embankment'.

The New York Herald, 2 March 1889, described it as 'worthy of particular mention ... a scene in watercolor on the Chelsea Embankment'.

Last updated: 23rd February 2021 by Margaret