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

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Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge

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. 33) as 'Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge', plates 12, 366.

Authored by Whistler

  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 31) as 'Brown and Silver. Old Battersea Bridge'.
  • Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd edition, London and New York, 1892.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • 97th Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1865 (cat. no. 343) as 'Old Battersea Bridge'.
  • 85th exhibition Salon de 1867, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1867 (1st edition, cat. no. 70) and (2nd edition, cat. no. 77) as 'Old Battersea Bridge'.
  • Exposition Universelle/ Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1867 (II) (cat. no. 77) as 'Old Battersea Bridge'.
  • Exposition Internationale de Peinture, Galerie George Petit, Paris, 1883 (cat. no. 6) as 'Harmonie en gris et brun'.
  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 31) as 'Brown and Silver. Old Battersea Bridge'.
  • 78th Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1904 (cat. no. 276) as 'Old Battersea Bridge'.
  • 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. 17) as 'Old Battersea Bridge' and 'Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge' in ordinary and deluxe edition respectively.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., The Royal Academy Exhibition. (Second Notice)', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 12 May 1865, pp. 10-11.
  • Anon., 'The Ninety-Seventh Exhibition of the Royal Academy. (Second Notice)', Illustrated Times, London,13 May 1865, p. 11.
  • Anon., ‘Royal Academy Exhibition’, Daily Telegraph, London, 16 May 1865.
  • Anon., 'Exhibition of the Royal Academy', Illustrated London News, London, 20 May 1865, p. 21.
  • Anon., 'The Whistler Show', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 19 March 1892.

Journals 1855-1905

  • ‘English Pictures in 1865’, Fortnightly Review, London, vol. 1, 1865, pp. 665-66.
  • [Palgrave, P. T.], Saturday Review, London, vol. 19, no. 501, 3 June 1865, p. 665.
  • Lostalot, Alfred de, 'Exposition internationale de peinture. Galerie Georges Petit', Gazette des beaux-arts, vol. 28, July 1883, pp. 77-80, at p. 80.


  • 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. 378).
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 129, 140, vol. 2, p. 124.
  • Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, pp. 59, 119, 444–45, 542.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 22).
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 60, 64, 102.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, and G. R. Dennis, The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation, 1st edition, London, 1903, repr. f.p. 58.

Books, General

  • Falk, Bernard, Five Years Dead, London, 1938, p. 334.
  • Rossetti, William Michael, Fine Art, Chiefly Contemporary: Notices Reprinted, with Revisions, London and Cambridge, 1867, pp. 275-76.

Catalogues 1906-Present

A complete list of the painting’s in-house exhibitions at the Addison Gallery of American Art can be found on the Addison Gallery website at

  • Loan Collection of Works by James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London, 1912 (cat. no. 14).
  • The Edmund Davis Collection, The French Gallery, London, 1915 (cat. no. 4).
  • Thomson, David Croal, Barbizon House: An Illustrated Record, London, 1926 (cat. no. 18).
  • Thomson, David Croal, Barbizon House: An Illustrated Record, London, 1928 (cat. no. 44).
  • A Loan Exhibition of 19th Century Paintings from the Addison Gallery of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1933 (cat. no. 32).
  • A Century of American Landscape Painting, 1800 to 1900, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1938 (cat. no. 39, repr.).
  • The Sources of Modern Painting, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1939 (cat. no. 67).
  • An Exhibition of Great Paintings in Aid of the Canadian Red Cross, The Art Gallery of Toronto, 1940.
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art (ed.), Tenth Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition: 1939-1946, Boston, 1946.
  • McIntyre, Robert G., Whistler: Loan Exhibition, New York, Macbeth Gallery, 1947 (cat. no. 11).
  • White, Nelson C., James McNeill Whistler Seventeenth Anniversary Exhibition, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT, 1949 (cat. no. 18).
  • Expatriates: Whistler, Cassatt, Sargent, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, 1953 (cat. no. 100).
  • 125 Years of American Art, The Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, Syracuse, 1953.
  • Sweet, Frederick A. (ed.), Sargent, Whistler and Mary Cassatt, Art Institute of Chicago and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1954.
  • American Classics of the Nineteenth Century, The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1957 (cat. no. 46).
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters (ed.), A Change of Sky: Paintings by Americans who have Worked Abroad, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 9).
  • 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. 9).
  • Craven, Wayne, American Painting 1857-1869, in Celebration of the Centennial of the Passing of the Land Grant Act of 1862, an Exhibition of American Painting of the Years Preceding and Following that Date Held at the Delaware Art Center, January 10 to February 18, 1962, Newark, DE, 1962 (cat. no. 86).
  • Rewald, John (preface), Loan Exhibition: Birth of Impressionism, for the benefit of Entraide Française, Inc., Wildenstein, New York, 1963 (cat. no. 66).
  • Selvig, Forrest A. (ed.), Four Centuries of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, 1963.
  • Seiberling, Frank, Impressionism and its Roots, Iowa City, 1964.
  • American Painting From 1830: A Loan Exhibition Organized Around Selections From the Everson Museum Collection of American Paintings, [Syracuse, 1965].
  • Goodrich, Lloyd (ed.), Art of the United States, 1670-1966, New York, 1966 (cat. 292).
  • Bellamy, Richard, Lucy R. Lippard, and Leah P. Sloshberg, Focus on Light, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 1967 (cat. 113) as 'Old Battersea Bridge'.
  • Sweet, Frederick A. (ed.), James McNeill Whistler, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, 1968 (cat. no. 11).
  • Royal Academy of Arts Bicentenary Exhibition, 1768-1968, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1968, p. 73.
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1969 (cat. no. 8).
  • Reff, Theodore, and Allen Staley (eds), From Realism to Symbolism: Whistler and His World, Columbia University, New York, 1971 (cat. no. 16).
  • Taynton, Carol (intro.), Whistler in New England Collections, [checklist], Boston, 1977.
  • Cook, Christopher C., Mary Cassatt, James A. McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Andover, MA, 1981.
  • Masterworks of American art from the Addison Gallery collection, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1981.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Notes, Harmonies, and Nocturnes: Small Works by James McNeill Whistler, M. Knoedler and Co., New York, 1984 (cat. no. 61).
  • Point of View: Landscapes from the Addison Collection, Andover, MA, 1992.
  • Dorment, Richard, and Margaret F. MacDonald (eds), James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1994-1995 (cat. no. 30).
  • Faxon, Susan C., Avis Berman, and Jock Reynolds, Addison Gallery of American Art 65 years: A Selective Catalogue, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, 1996 (cat. no. 304).
  • Tedeschi, Martha, and Britt Salvesen, Songs on Stone: James McNeill Whistler and the Art of Lithography, Chicago, 1998.
  • Lochnan, Katharine A. (ed.), Turner, Whistler, Monet, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2004; Grand Palais, Paris, 2004-2005; Tate Britain, London, 2005 (cat. no. 32) repr. p. 122.
  • MacDonald, Margaret, and Patricia de Montfort, An American in London: Whistler and the Thames, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Addison Gallery of American Art, Freer Gallery of Art, 2013-2014 (cat. no. 25); photographs by Henry Taunt, York & Son, and James Hedderley (cat. nos. 89, 90, 92-93).
  • de Montfort, Patricia, 'Painting river pictures: Whistler's Chelsea subjects', in: Margaret F. MacDonald and Patricia de Montfort (eds), An American in London: Whistler and the Thames, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 2013, pp. 31-49, at pp. 32-33, 35, 43-45.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'Whistler and the Thames', in: Margaret F. MacDonald and Patricia de Montfort, An American in London: Whistler and the Thames, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 2013, pp. 13-29, at pp. 20-22.
  • Ono, Ayako (ed.), ホイッスラー展. James McNeill Whistler Retrospective, Tokyo, 2014 (cat. no. 49).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Wood, T. Martin, 'The Edmund Davis Collection', Studio, vol. 64, March/May 1915, pp. 79-98, 228-45, repr. p. 88.
  • Ionides, Luke, 'Memories: Whistler in the Quartier Latin', Transatlantic Review, vol. 1, January 1924, pp. 37-52, p. 40.


  • Addison Gallery website at
  • MacDonald, Margaret and Nadine Loach, 'Whistler's Ghosts', James McNeill Whistler and his Art, A blog about James McNeill Whistler, March 2014,


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 49 'Old Battersea Bridge: Brown and Silver.'


  • None.

Last updated: 19th December 2020 by Margaret