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

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La Mère Gérard (1)

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. 26), plate 9, as 'La Mère Gérard (1)'.
  • Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock, James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow, 2012, online at etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk (etchings, cat. nos. 24 and 25).

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts. MDCCCLXI. The Ninety-Third, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1861 (cat. no. 272) as 'La Mère Gérard'.
  • The International Society of Sculptors, Painters, and Gravers (ed.), Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late J. McNeill Whistler, London, 1905 (cat. no. 68) as 'La Mère Gérard' (de luxe edition), repr. f.p. 88.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'Exhibition of the Royal Academy', The Times, London, 4 May 1861, p. 12.
  • Anon., 'R. A. Exhibition, 2nd Notice', The Daily Telegraph, London, 6 May 1861, p. 5.
  • Anon., 'Notes on Arts by Artismator: R.A. Exhibition: 4th Notice', Sunday Times, London, 2 June 1861, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'The Whistler Memorial Exhibition', Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Sheffield, 23 February 1905, p. 8.
  • Anon., 'The Whistler Exhibition.-II', Westminster Gazette, London, 10 March 1905, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'Whistler at the New Gallery', Daily Telegraph & Courier (London), 13 March 1905, p. 10.
  • Anon., 'Whistler', Morning Post, London, 25 March 1905, p. 3.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'Fine Arts: Royal Academy', The Athenaeum, no. 1752, 25 May 1861, pp. 698-700, at p. 698.
  • Anon., ‘The Royal Academy Exhibition (II)’, The Saturday Review, vol. 19, 25 May 1861, pp. 531-32.

Monographs

  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Duret, Théodore, Histoire de J. McN. Whistler et de son oeuvre, Paris, 1904, pp. 11-12.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 57, 68, 73-74, 94, repr. p. 58.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, pp. 78, 80, 93.
  • Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, pp. 33, 62, 89, 613.
  • Singletary, Suzanne M., James McNeill Whistler and France: A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music, London and New York, 2017, p. 28.
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 48, 53, 64, 65.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, and G. R. Dennis, The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation, 1st edition, London, 1903, pp. 15, 22-23.

Books, General

  • Lamont, L. M., (ed.), Thomas Armstrong, C. B.: A Memoir, London, 1912, pp. 179, 186, 190.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'Collecting Whistler', in Paula Lunder et al., The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, MA, 2013, pp. 109-143, at pp. 116, 133.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner (ed.), Walter Sickert: the Complete Writings on Art, Oxford, 2000, pp. 195-96.

Catalogues 1906-Present

EXHIBITION:

  • Maguire, Catherine, 'Aging and Whistler’s “La Mère Gérard” ', in: McCann, Justin (ed.), Whistler and the World: The Lunder Collection of James McNeill Whistler at the Colby College of Art, New York, 2015, pp. 7-11, repr. p. 8.

SALE:

  • American Art Association, New York, 13 January 1922 (lot 214).
  • Sotheby's, London, 1 May 1968 (lot 14).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Sickert, Walter Richard, ‘Where Paul and I differ’, Art News, no. 14, 10 February 1910, p. 113.

Websites

  • Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock, James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow, 2012, on-line at etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk (cat. nos. 24 and 25).
  • Colby Museum of Art website at http://www.colby.edu.

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. nos. 17-19) 'La Mère Gérard. (No. 1)'.

Other

  • Goebel, Catherine Carter, Arrangement in Black and White: the Making of a Whistler Legend, PhD thesis, 2 vols, Evanston, Northwestern University, 1988, pp. 44, 62, 158-59, 693-94.

Last updated: 18th April 2021 by Margaret