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

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Green and Blue - The Fields - Loches

Provenance

  • 1889: bought by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) .
  • Date unknown: with H. Harlow & Co., Fifth Avenue, New York.
  • 1934: sent by Mrs C. J. Sullivan to Macbeth, New York dealers;
  • 1935: owned by Edwin A. Seasongood (1876-1953) ;
  • 1951: sold at auction, Parke-Bernet, New York, 5-6 November 1951 (lot 305), and bought by Knoedler's, New York dealers;
  • 1956: sold to Hammer, New York dealers, 28 December 1956.
  • 1960: bought from Charles Lock, New York dealer, by Louis Vellette Keeler (1891-1969) and his wife Martha Emma Keeler;
  • 1960: gift of Mr and Mrs Louis V. Keeler, Class of 1911, to Cornell University.

Further details are given in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 1183).

Exhibitions

  • 1889: “Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 3) as 'Green and Blue – The Fields – Loches'.
  • 1904: Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 92) as 'Green and Blue – The Fields – Loches'.

New York Herald, 2 March 1889, thought it 'Also worthy of mention' and The Epoch, 8 March 1889, commented on the quality of the cloud effects.

Last updated: 27th February 2021 by Margaret