1894: bought from Whistler by
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919)
, Detroit, 23 November;
1919: bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art.
See further details in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more]
(cat. no. 1392).
Seventy-second Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1903 (cat. no. 4).
Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 111) as 'Blue and Gold. The Rose Azalea'.
Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 138) as 'Blue and Gold. The Rose Azalea'.
By the terms of Freer's will, this work cannot be lent to another venue.