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

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Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room

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. 34), plate 19, as 'Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room'.

Authored by Whistler

  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 12).
  • Goupil Gallery and James McNeill Whistler, Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces [portfolio of photographs published after the Goupil Gallery Exhibition, March-April 1892], London, 1892, repr. pl. 10.
  • Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd edition, London and New York, 1892, p. 306.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Charity Art Exhibition, 1876: Catalogue of Paintings, Baltimore, 1876 (cat. no. 47) as 'Going to Ride'.
  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 12) as 'Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room'.
  • Sixty-eighth Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1899 (cat. no. 72).
  • 21st Annual Exhibition, Society of American Artists, New York, 1899 (cat. no. 335).
  • Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901 (cat. no. 102) as 'The Music Room'.
  • Copley Society (ed.), Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels & Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 15) as 'Harmony in Green and Rose – "The Music Room" '.
  • Comparative Exhibition of Native and Foreign Art, under the auspices of the Society of Art Collectors, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 182) as 'Harmony in Green and Rose – The Music Room'.
  • Exposition des œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l’École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 7).

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • 'Art Notes', Baltimore American and Commercial Advertiser, Baltimore, 18 March 1876.
  • Anon., Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 19 March 1892, p. 7.
  • Anon., 'The Whistler Show', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 19 March 1892, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'London Letter', York Herald, York, 21 March 1892, p. 4 (also Yorkshire Evening Press, 21 March 1892, p. 2).
  • Anon., ['From a Correspondent'], 'Mr Whistler's Exhibition', Leeds Mercury, Leeds, 23 March 1892, p. 8.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Гюисман, И . [Huysmans, I.], 'Уистлер' [Uistler], Мир искусства [Mir Iskusstva, 'World of Art'], vol. 2, nos. 16-17, 1899, pp. 61-68, repr. p. 65.
  • Brush and Pencil, Chicago, vol. 12, no. 5, August 1903, p. 344.
  • Caffin, Charles Henry, 'James McNeill Whistler', The International Studio, vol. 20, no. 79, September 1903, p. clv.
  • 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, in vol. 33, at pp. 506-07.

Monographs

  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Bendix, Deanna Marohn, Diabolical Designs: Paintings, Interiors, and Exhibitions of James McNeill Whistler, Washington and London, 1995, p. 61.
  • Cary, Elizabeth Luther, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study, with a Tentative List of Artist’s Works, New York, 1907, p. 157 (cat. no. 15).
  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler: Uneasy Pieces, New York, 2004, pp. 23, 88-89, 259, detail repr. p. 432, fig. 3.30.
  • Glazer, Lee, Emily Jacobsen, Blyth McCarthy, and Katherine Roeder, Whistler in Watercolor. Lovely Little Games, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2019, p. 206, repr. p. 207.
  • Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, (ed.), James McNeill Whistler,(with introduction by Joseph & Elizabeth Robins Pennell), New York, 1924, repr. pl. 3.
  • Fleming, Gordon, The Young Whistler 1834-66, London, Boston, Sydney, 1978, p. 161.
  • Gallatin, Albert Eugene, Whistler's Art Dicta and Other Essays, Boston, 1904, p. 39.
  • Gallatin, Albert Eugene, Whistler, Notes and Footnotes, and other Memoranda, New York and London, 1907, p. 31.
  • Hartmann, Sadakichi C. (pseudonym of Sidney Allen), The Whistler Book: A Monograph of the Life and Position in Art of James McNeill Whistler, Together with a Careful Study of His More Important Works, Boston, 1910, p. 44.
  • Lane, James W., Whistler, (American Artists Series), New York, 1942, repr. p. 102.
  • Laver, James, Whistler, London, 1930, p. 86.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, pp. 122-23, fig. 113.
  • Merrill, Linda, The Peacock Room. A Cultural Biography, New Haven and London, 1998, p. 54.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908,vol. 1, pp. 89-91, repr. f.p. 90; vol. 2, p. 124.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, p. 129.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, with Joseph Pennell, The Art of Whistler, New York, 1928, p. 23.
  • Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, pp. 184, 513, 536-37, 540, 542, 703-04.
  • Schneider, Tamara, Japonismen in Whistlers Fruhwerk: Eine interkulturell-kunstwissenschaftliche Analyse, Kassel, 2015.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 21).
  • Spencer, Robin, Whistler, New York, 1990, pp. 48-49.
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler, London, 2003, p. 23.
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 63-65, 67, 84, 256, 260, 275.
  • Sutton, Denys, James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Etchings, Pastels and Watercolours, London, 1966, pl. 9.
  • Taylor, Hilary, James McNeill Whistler, London, 1978, pl. 3.
  • Walker, John, James McNeill Whistler, New York, 1987.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, and G. R. Dennis, The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation, 1st edition, London, 1903, p. 23.

Books, General

  • Caffin, Charles Henry, The Story of American Painting. The Evolution of Painting in America From Colonial Times to the Present, New York, 1907, p. 301.
  • Caffin, Charles Henry, American Masters of Painting, New York, 1913, p. 44, repr. p. 46.
  • Cox, Kenyon, Old Masters and New Essays in Art Criticism, New York, 1905, pp. 236, 239-40.
  • Denney, Colleen, The Visual Culture of Women's Activism in London, Paris, and Beyond, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2018, p. 35, fig. 9.
  • Du Maurier, Daphne, (ed.), The Young George du Maurier: A Selection of his Letters, 1860-67, London, 1951, p. 26.
  • Lawton, Thomas, Freer: a Legacy of Art, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1993, p. 34, fig. 21.
  • Mitchell, Rebecca N., Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference, Columbus, 2011, repr. cover and p. 111, fig. 4.
  • Ono, Ayako, Japonisme in Britain: Whistler, Menpes, Henry, Hornel and nineteenth-century Japan, London, 2003, pp. 53-54, repr. fig. 2.13.
  • Painter, George D. (ed.), Marcel Proust – Letters to his mother, London, 1956.
  • Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, (ed.), James McNeill Whistler,(with introduction by Joseph & Elizabeth Robins Pennell), New York, 1924, repr. pl. 3.
  • Pyne, Kathleen A., Art and the Higher Life: Painting and Evolutionary Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century America, Austin, TX, 2010.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner (ed.), Walter Sickert: the Complete Writings on Art, Oxford, 2000, pp. 19-96.
  • Smith, Maggie (intro), Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries, London and Washington, 2010, p. 30.
  • Staley, Alan, The New Painting of the 1860s, New Haven and London, 2011, p. 154, fig. 137.
  • Watanabe, Toshio, High Victorian Japonisme, Berne and New York, 1991, 222, 224-27, 231, 234, 237.

Catalogues 1906-Present

COLLECTION:

  • Stubbs, Burns A., Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Prints and Copper Plates by and attributed to American and European Artists, together with a List of Original Whistleriana in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1948, p. 12 (17-234).
  • Collections of the Freer Gallery of Art, vol. 1, no. 4 Washington, 1950, pl. 6.
  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, New York and London, 1984, pp. 102-03, 291, p. 3.

EXHIBITION:

  • Paintings in oil and pastel by James McNeill Whistler, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 1).
  • Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, pp. 14, 240, repr. fig. 6 (not exhibited).
  • Tinterow, Gary, and Geneviève Lacambre, Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting, New Haven and London, 2003, p. 264, fig. 10.5 (not exhibited).
  • Andreeva, Galina, and Margaret F. MacDonald, Whistler and Russia, State Tretyakow Gallery, Moscow, 2006, p. 24, repr. (not exhibited).
  • Ayako Ono, 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, p. 30, fig. 16 (not exhibited).

SALE:

  • Christie's, London, 10 February 1894 (lot 69).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Dreyfus, Albert, 'James Abbott MacNeill Whistler', Die Kunst für Alle, 1907, vol. 22, pp. 201-16, repr. p. 203.
  • Fenellosa, Ernest F., 'The Collection of Mr Charles L. Freer', Pacific Era, vol. 1, November 1907, pp. 57-66.
  • Guest, Grace Dunham, 'Whistler - the Artist and the Man', The World is Yours, vol. 1, no. 33, 20 May 1940, pp. 1-14. at p. 13.
  • Howard, W. Stanton, 'The Music Room', Harper’s Monthly Magazine, vol. 119, August 1909, p. 424, woodcut by Wolf repr.
  • Meyer, Agnes E., 'The Charles L. Freer Collection', Arts, vol. 12, no. 2, 1927, pp. 65-82.
  • Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 1910, vol. 5, no. 4, repr. f.p. 86.
  • Reff, Theodore, Degas: The Artist’s Mind, New York, 1976, pp. 15-36, at pp. 26-28, repr.
  • Sandberg, John, ' “Japonisme” and Whistler', The Burlington Magazine, vol. 106, November 1964, pp. 500-07, at p. 503.
  • Sickert, Walter Richard, ‘Where Paul and I differ’, Art News, no. 14, 10 February 1910, p. 113.

Websites

  • Freer Gallery of Art website at https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.234a-b.
  • Sweet Silent Thought: Whistler's Interiors, Freer Gallery of Art 2017, website at https://asia.si.edu (acc. 2020)

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 29) as 'The music room: Harmony in green and rose / The morning call.'

Other

  • Parkerson, Sarah Lawrence, Variations in Gold: The Stylistic Development of the Picture Frames used by James McNeill Whistlers, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2007.

Last updated: 18th December 2020 by Margaret