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

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Head of an Old Man Smoking

Catalogues Raisonnés

  • Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980 (cat. no. 25), plate 20, as 'Head of an Old Man Smoking'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Exposition des œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l’École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 3) as 'Head of an Old Man smoking'.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Bénédite, Léonce, 'Artistes Contemporains: Whistler', Gazette des beaux-arts, vol. 33, 1905, pp. 403-10, 496-511; vol. 34, 1905, pp. 142-58, 231-46, at vol. 33, p. 407, repr. as 'Tête d'un marchand de pots de faïence fumant sa pipe'.

Monographs

  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Cary, Elizabeth Luther, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study, with a Tentative List of Artist’s Works, New York, 1907 (cat. no. 185).
  • Laver, James, Whistler, 2nd edition, London, 1951, p. 67.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. vi, 74.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, pp. 92-93.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 6).

Books, General

  • None.

Catalogues 1906-Present

COLLECTION:

  • Compin, Isabelle, Geneviève Lacambre, and Anne Roquebert, Catalogue sommaire illustré des peintures, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1990, as 'L'homme à la pipe'.

EXHIBITION:

  • Toulouse-Lautrec: ses amis et ses maîtres: commémoration du cinquantième anniversaire de la mort du peintre, Musée Toulous-Lautrec, Albi, 1951.
  • Young, Andrew McLaren, James McNeill Whistler: An Exhibition of Paintings and Other Works, Organized by the Arts Council of Great Britain and the English-Speaking Union of the United States, London and New York, 1960 (cat. no. 1).
  • de Rambures, Jean-Louis, and Antoinette Baumier, Le tabac dans l'Art, l'Histoire et la Vie, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, 1961 (cat. no. 124) repr. p. 64.
  • Bajou, Thierry, La peinture américaine dans les collections du Louvre, Blérancourt, Musée national de la coopération franco-américaine, 1984.
  • ホイッスラー展. James McNeill Whistler Retrospective, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyōto, 2014, and Yokohama Museum of Art, 2014–2015 (cat. no. 2).

Journals 1906-Present

  • None.

Websites

  • Musée d'Orsay website at http://www.musee-orsay.fr, as 'L'homme à la pipe'.

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 22) 'Tête de vieillard fumant / 'Tête de vieux fumant une pipe.'

Other

  • Dezanous, A., Catalogue du Jeu de Paume des Tuileries, 1922-1940, Mss, Musée du Louvre, Inv. No. 20,143, p. 153, no. 2, 'L'homme à la pipe'.
  • Livre de mouvement Jeu de Paume 1923-1933, p. 6, no. 265, 'L’homme à la pipe.'
  • Codicil du 21 April 1908, Archives du Louvre 1908, 15 May, recording Drouet's legacy of 5 July 1907.

Last updated: 1st November 2020 by Margaret