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

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Harmony in Blue and Violet

Provenance

  • 1890: sold by Whistler to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) , Detroit, on 4 March;
  • 1919: bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art.

Exhibitions


                    Harmony in Blue and Violet, Freer Gallery of Art
Harmony in Blue and Violet, Freer Gallery of Art

  • 1885: possibly Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1885 (cat. no. 566) as 'Harmony in Opal and Violet'.

It is possible that Harmony in Blue and Violet and Note in Violet and Green [M.1074] were exhibited together at the SBA in 1885-1886, and that Harmony in Blue and Violet is Harmony in Opal and Violet [M.1075].

NOTE: By the terms of Freer's will, this work cannot be lent to another venue.

Last updated: 27th February 2021 by Margaret