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

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Rose and Pink - the Mother's sleep


  • 1896: bought from Whistler by John James Cowan (1846-1936) , Edinburgh, who owned it until at least 1905.
  • 1911: bought from W. Scott, Montreal art dealer, by the National Gallery of Canada.

Further details are in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 1300).


  • 1904: 78th Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1904 (cat. no. 76) as 'Rose and Pink – The Mother's Sleep'.
  • 1905: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 39, repr) as 'Pink and Rose: The Mother's Sleep'.

Last updated: 5th March 2021 by Margaret