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

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A Pink Note

Provenance

Unknown.

Exhibitions

  • 1887: possibly Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (cat. no. 190) as 'Une Note en rose', but that could have been an oil.
  • 1888: possibly III. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Königlicher Glaspalast, Munich, 1888 (cat. no. 24) as 'Rosa Stimmung'.
  • 1889: “Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 14) as 'A Pink Note'.

The Epoch, 8 March 1889, commented on its 'pleasing effects in pink', which does not help in identifying it, but it was probably a figure subject. It was priced at 35 guineas, but remained unsold, and was returned to Whistler after the exhibition by Wunderlich's on the SS Servia. 1

Notes:

1: G. Dieterlen, H. Wunderlich & Co., to Whistler, 1 November 1889, GUW #07187.

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