1891: acquired by
John Chandler Bancroft (1835-1901)
By 1904: owned by
Harriet Burfort James Bancroft (Mrs J. C. Bancroft) (1846-1906)
1904: delivered to 'W. L. Putnam', 90 Ames Building, Boston – probably William Lowell Putnam (1861-1923);
ca 1904: acquired by
Sergei Shchukin (1854-1936)
1918: the Shchukin collection was nationalised by
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov alias Lenin (1870-1924);
1918: Silver and Blue: Southampton was transferred to the First Museum of New Foreign Painting, Moscow;
1923: transferred to the Museum of Modern Western Painting (Museum of New Western Art), Moscow;
1934: transferred to the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
III. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Königlicher Glaspalast, Munich, 1888 (cat. no. 32) as 'Blau und Silber: Southampton'.
“Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 21) as 'Silver and Blue – Southampton'.
Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 94) as 'Blue and Silver'.
It was priced at a very modest 20 guineas in 1889, but remained unsold, and was returned to Whistler after the exhibition by Wunderlich's on the SS Servia. 1
1: G. Dieterlen, H. Wunderlich & Co., to Whistler, 1 November 1889, GUW #07187.