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

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Blue and Gold - The Rose Azalea


  • 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).


  • 1903: Seventy-second Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1903 (cat. no. 4).
  • 1904: 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'.
  • 1905: 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.

Last updated: 6th December 2020 by Margaret