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

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Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother

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. 101) as 'Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother', plate 103.
  • Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock, James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow, 2012, online website at http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk (drypoint, G.103).

Authored by Whistler

  • Whistler, James McNeill, 'The Red Rag', in 'Celebrities at Home. No. XCII. Mr Whistler at Cheyne-Walk', The World: A Journal For Men and Women, 22 May 1878, pp. 4-5.
  • Whistler, James McNeill, [Letter to the Central Committee of the International Art Exhibition, Munich], The World: A Journal For Men and Women, vol. 29, 5 September 1888, p. 17 (also in Westminster Gazette, 11 September 1888, Boston Sunday World, 23 September 1888, etc.).
  • Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London, 1890, pp. 126-28.
  • Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd edition, London and New York, 1892, p. 229.
  • 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. 20.
  • Whistler, James McNeill, 'Latest Bulletin From Mr. Whistler,' The Morning Post, 6 August 1902; GUW #09458), and also in the Pall Mall Gazette. Reprinted as part of the Morning Post obituary: 'Death of Mr. Whistler. - Biography and Appreciation,' 18 July 1903.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • 104th Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1872 (cat. no. 941) as 'Arrangement in grey and black: portrait of the painter's mother'.
  • Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, 48 Pall Mall, London, 1874 (cat. no. 4) as 'Arrangement in Grey and Black, Portrait of the Artist's Mother'.
  • Special Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists at Home and in Europe, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1881 (cat. no. 191).
  • Society of American Artists (ed.), Fifth Annual Exhibition at the American Art Gallery, New York, 1882 (cat. no. 124).
  • Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, 101st exhibition, Salon de la Société des artistes français, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1883 (cat. no. 2441) as 'Portrait de ma mère'.
  • Annual Exhibition of Sketches, Pictures & Photography: A Loan Collection of Pictures by Mr Whistler ..., Dublin Sketching Club, Dublin, 1884 (cat. no. 244).
  • III. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Königlicher Glaspalast, Munich, 1888 (not in catalogue) as 'Der Künstlers Mutter'.
  • Retrospective Exhibition, College for Working Men and Women, London, 1889 (no catalogue).
  • Tentoonstelling van Kunstwerken van Levende Meesters, Amsterdam, 1889 (cat. no. 468) as 'Arrangement en gris et noir. (Portrait de la mère du peintre.'
  • 28th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1889 (not numbered in catalogue) as 'Portrait of the Artist's Mother'.
  • 1st exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1891 (cat. no. 224) as 'Arrangement in Black (Portrait of the Artist's Mother)'.
  • A photograph was shown in Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 44) as 'Arrangement in Grey and Black / Portrait of the Painter's Mother'.
  • 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. 23) as 'Portrait of My Mother' and 'Arrangement in Grey and Black, Portrait of the Painter's Mother' in ordinary and deluxe edition respectively.
  • Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 17) as 'Arrangement en gris et noir. Portrait de la mère de l'auteur. - (Arrangement in Black and Grey, Portrait of "My Mother")'.
  • Peintures de l'Ecole Américaine, musée national du Luxembourg, Paris, 1905, repr. frontispiece.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'Exhibition of the Royal Academy' (Second Notice), The Times, London, 21 May 1872, p. 7.
  • Anon., Illustrated London News, London, 8 June 1872, wood engraving repr.
  • Anon., 'Pictures at the Royal Academy', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 14 June 1872, pp. 11-12.
  • Anon., [Royal Academy], Examiner, London, 22 June 1872.
  • Anon., 'Royal Academy IV', Graphic, London, 22 June 1872, p. 20.
  • Anon., 'The Fine Arts Abroad', [Baltimore Gazette?], Baltimore, 1 April 1874.
  • Anon., 'Exhibition of Mr. Whistler's Paintings and Drawings', Globe, London, 20 June 1874, p. 2.
  • Anon., Manchester Examiner, Manchester, 8 June 1874.
  • Anon., 'Fine Arts. Mr Whistler's Paintings and Etchings', Evening Standard, London, 24 June 1874, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'American Artists in London, What they have done for Philadelphia', New York Herald, New York, 10 April 1876, p. 5.
  • Anon., Le Jour, Paris, 5 May 1883 (translation in Spencer, Robin (ed.), Whistler: A Retrospective, New York, 1989, p. 201).
  • Anon., Le Rappel, Paris, 26 May 1883.
  • Anon., Le Salon pour Rire, Paris, 19-20 May 1883.
  • Halkett, George R., 'Whistler's Portrait of Carlyle' (Letter to the Editor), The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 6 October 1884, p. 7.
  • Anon., 'The College for Men and Women', The Times, London, 2 May 1889, p. 11.
  • Sickert, Walter R., 'The Private Galleries', New York Herald, New York, 4 May 1889.
  • Anon., ['G. T.'], 'A Whistler Exhibition', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 11 May 1889, p. 7.
  • Anon., 'The Whistler Exhibition', Evening News, London, 14 May 1889, p. 3.
  • Anon., 'Two Minor Exhibitions', London Evening Standard, London, 16 May 1889, p. 5.
  • Geffroy, Gustave, ‘Whistler’, Le Gaulois, Paris, 4 November 1891, p. 1.
  • Saint-Charles, 'Un tableau de Whistler', Le Figaro, Paris, 27 November 1891, p. 1.
  • Anon., 'Echos de Paris', Le Gaulois, Paris, 30 November 1891, p. 1.
  • Anon., Pall Mall Budget, London, 10 December 1891, repr. frontisp.
  • Salaman, Malcolm C., Letter to editor, Court and Society Review, London, 23 June 1886 (GUW #11356).
  • G. W. S. [Smalley, G.W.], 'Mr. Whistler: His Entrance into the Luxembourg …', New York Daily Tribune, New York, 17 January 1892.
  • [Moniteur des Arts, Paris, 1 April 1892].
  • Whistler, James McNeill, 'Latest Bulletin From Mr. Whistler', The Morning Post, London, 6 August 1902, and also in the Pall Mall Gazette. Reprinted as part of the Morning Post obituary: 'Death of Mr. Whistler. - Biography and Appreciation,' 18 July 1903.

Journals 1855-1905

  • 'The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts', The Academy, vol. 3, 15 May 1872, pp. 184-185.
  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler's Exhibition', The Builder, 5 July 1874.
  • Wallace, E. D., 'The Fine Arts Abroad', Forney's Weekly Press, 1 April 1876.
  • Blackburn, Henry, ' "A Symphony" in Pall Mall', Pictorial World, 13 June 1874.
  • 'Mr Whistler's Paintings and Drawings', Art Journal, June 1874, p. 130.
  • Brownell, William C., 'Whistler in Painting and Etching', Scribner's Monthly, vol. 18, no. 4, August 1879, pp. 481-95, wood engraving repr. p. 483.
  • Wedmore, Frederick, 'Mr Whistler's Theories and Mr Whistler's Art', The Nineteenth Century, vol. 6, no. 30, August 1879, pp. 334-43.
  • Duret, Théodore, 'James Whistler', Gazette des beaux-arts, vol. 23, April 1881, pp. 365-69, at pp. 365-66.
  • Bigot, Charles, 'Le Salon de 1883, III', Gazette des beaux-arts, vol. 28, 1883, pp. 5-23, at pp. 10-11, etching by H. Guérard f.p. 10.
  • La Caricature, Paris, 19-20 May 1883, repr. caricature.
  • L'Univers Illustré, Paris, 19-20 May 1883, repr. caricature.
  • L'Union Médicale, Paris, 24 May 1883, repr. caricature.
  • Lostalot, Alfred de, 'Exposition internationale de peinture. Galerie Georges Petit', Gazette des beaux-arts, vol. 28, July 1883, pp. 77-80, at p. 80.
  • Brownell, William C., 'American Pictures at the Salon', Magazine of Art, vol. 6, 1883, pp. 492-501, wood engraving repr. p. 497.
  • Sickert, Walter R., 'Whistler by a Whistlerite', Truth, London, 7 May 1885.
  • Dowdeswell, Walter, 'Whistler', The Art Journal, new series, vol. 50, no. 586, April 1887, pp. 97-103, at p. 99, wood engraving repr.
  • Duret, Théodore, 'Whistler et son oeuvre', Les Lettres et les Arts, 3rd year, vol. 1, 1888, pp. 215-26, repr. f.p. 216.
  • Péladan, Joséphin, 'L'esthetique du Salon de 1883 x. Portraits de femmes', in La décadence esthétique. L'art ochlocratique, Paris, 1888, p. 103.
  • Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 'Mr Whistler's Lecture on Art', The Fortnightly Review, vol. 43, new series, (vol. 49, old series), 1 June 1888, pp. 745-51 (reprinted in Whistler 1890, pp. 250-58).
  • Sickert, Walter Richard, 'Impressionism - True and False', The Pall Mall Gazette, London, 2 February 1889.
  • Huysmans, Joris Karl, Certains: G. Moreau - Degas - Cheret - Wisthler [sic] - Rops - Le Monstre - Le Fer, etc., Paris, 1889, pp. 66-67.
  • Geffroy, Gustave, 'Whistler', La Justice, 30 November 1891.
  • Moore, George, ‘Mr. Whistler’s Portraits I’, Speaker, 2 April 1892, pp. 406-07.
  • Sickert, Walter Richard, 'Whistler To-day', The Fortnightly Review, vol. 57, new series, vol. 51, April 1892, pp. 543-47 at p. 544.
  • Whistler, James McNeill, 'Latest Bulletin From Mr. Whistler,', The Morning Post, 6 August 1902, and also in the Pall Mall Gazette. Reprinted as part of the Morning Post obituary: 'Death of Mr. Whistler. - Biography and Appreciation,' 18 July 1903, and in Eddy, Arthur Jerome, Recollections and Impressions of James A. McNeill Whistler, Philadelphia and London, 1903, pp. 282-84.
  • Fry, Roger, 'Mr Whistler', The Athenaeum, 25 July 1903, pp. 113-14.
  • Thomson, David Croal, 'James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Some Personal Recollections', The Art Journal, vol. 65, September 1903, pp. 265-68, at p. 266.
  • Boughton, George Henry, 'A Few of the Various Whistlers I have known', The Studio, vol. 30, no. 129, December 1903, pp. 208-18; reprinted in The International Studio, vol. 21, January 1904, pp. 208-18, at p. 215.
  • Graves, Algernon, 'James Abbott McNeill Whistler', Printseller and Print Collector, vol. 1, August 1903, pp. 341-45, at pp. 341-42, 345.
  • 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. 34, at pp. 236, 241.
  • Singer, Hans Wolfgang, James Mc.N. [sic] Whistler, Die Kunst, Berlin, vol. 19, 1905 , pp. 17-20, 28, 32, repr. f. p. 6.

Monographs

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., (ed.) Whistler's Mother: An American Icon, Aldershot and Burlington, 2003.
  • Mumford, Elizabeth, Whistler's Mother: the Life of Anna McNeill Whistler, Boston, 1939.
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., and Georgia Toutziari, Whistler’s Mother: Portrait of an Extraordinary Life, New Haven and London, 2018.
  • Walden, Sarah, Whistler and His Mother (An Unexpected Relationship), London and Lincoln, Nebraska, 2003.

Books on Whistler

  • Bacher, Otto Henry, With Whistler in Venice, 1st edition, New York, 1908 (suppressed for publishing facsimiles of Whistler's letters), pp. 41-42.
  • Bacher, Otto Henry, With Whistler in Venice, 2nd edition, New York, 1909, pp. 41-42.
  • Barbier, Carl P., (ed.), Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964, pp. 98-99, 101, 107, 109-33, 136-37.
  • Bowdoin, W. G., James McNeill Whistler: The Man and his Work, New York & London, 1901, pp. 15-16.
  • Cary, Elizabeth Luther, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study, with a Tentative List of Artist’s Works, New York, 1907 (cat. no. 188).
  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler: Uneasy Pieces, New York, 2004, pp. 25, 34-35, 122, 231, 233, 235.
  • Duret, Théodore, Histoire de J. McN. Whistler et de son oeuvre, Paris, 1904, pp. 30-31, 33, 41, 150-5l, 153-55.
  • Eddy, Arthur Jerome, Recollections and Impressions of James A. McNeill Whistler, Philadelphia and London, 1903, pp. 53-54, 235, 282-84.
  • Gallatin, Albert Eugene, The Portraits and Caricatures of James McNeill Whistler: An Iconography, London, New York and Toronto, 1913 (cat. no. 36) Walter Greaves, 'In Whistler's studio; the portrait of his mother on an easel. Dated 1869.' [sic]
  • Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986 (B. 53).
  • Glazer, Lee, Emily Jacobsen, Blyth McCarthy, and Katherine Roeder, Whistler in Watercolor. Lovely Little Games, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2019, p. 87, repr. p. 87.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, pp. 9, 61, 71-72, 100, 220.
  • Menpes, Mortimer, Whistler as I Knew Him, London, 1904, p. 73.
  • Merrill, Linda, The Peacock Room. A Cultural Biography, New Haven and London, 1998, pp. 35, 125-27, 136, 138, 280, 290, 318, 329-20.
  • Merrill, Linda, 'Whistler in America', in: After Whistler: The Artists and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, pp. 10-31, at pp. 13, 17-18, 23.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 138, 157-58, 168-70, 226-27, 297-98, 312; vol. 2, pp. 35-36, 93, 116-17, 119-20, 125.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, pp. 3, 60-61, 84-85, 116, 120-21.
  • Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, pp. 96, 140-41, 172, 178, 184, 194, 212, 236, 368, 442, 454-55, 465, 486, 491, 494-95, 498-501, 555, 662, 676.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner, A Fragile Modernism. Whistler and his Impressionist Followers, London and New Haven, 2007, pp. 86-87, 90.
  • Seitz, Don Carlos, Writings By and About James Abbott McNeill Whistler: a Bibliography, Edinburgh, 1910, p. 96.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 37).
  • Spencer, Robin (ed.), Whistler: A Retrospective, New York, 1989, pp. 103, 109, 111 pl. 30, 127, 144, 180-81, 201, 253, 258, 272, 346.
  • Spencer, Robin, Whistler, New York, 1990, pp. 80-81.
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 120, 123, 125, 132, 152, 195-96, 198-99, 203.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, pp. 13, 71.

Books, General

  • Blanche, Jacques-Émile, Essais et portraits, Paris, 1912
  • Cogeval, Guy (ed.), Le Musée d'Orsay à 360 degrés, Paris, 2013.
  • Fink, Lois Marie, American Art at the Nineteenth Century Paris Salons, Cambridge, 1990, pp. 240-42, repr. p. 267, pl. 45.
  • Cox, Kenyon, Old Masters and New Essays in Art Criticism, New York, 1905, pp. 227, 242-43, repr. f.p. 242.
  • Geffroy, Gustave, "Whistler" in La Vie Artistique, Paris (8 vols), vol. 11, 1892, pp. 73-85, text dated 4 November 1891, at pp. 80-85.
  • Gimpel, René, Journal d'un collectionneur marchant de tableaux, Paris 1963, p. 329.
  • Goodrich, David L., Art Fakes in America, New York, 1973, pp. 19-21.
  • Hall, ‎Dennis, and Susan G. Hall (eds), American Icons, Westport and London, 2006, pp. 756-59.
  • Ludovici, Anthony, An Artist's Life in London and Paris 1870-1925, New York, 1926, pp. 90-91.
  • Meier-Graefe, Julius, Modern Art, 2 vols., London and New York, 1908, vol. 2, pp. 199, 200.
  • Montesquiou, Robert de, ‘Moth’, poem in Les Chauves-Souris, Paris, 1891, pp. 279-87, at p. 287.
  • Montesquiou, Robert de, Les Chauves-Souris, Clairs-Obscurs, Deuxième ouvrage carminale Comte Robert de Montesquiou, Paris, 1892.
  • Montesquiou, Robert de, Les Chauves Souris. Clairs Obscurs, Paris, 1893.
  • Montesquiou, Robert de, Les Pas effacés: Mémoires, 3 vols, Paris, 1923, pp. 257-59.
  • Moore, George, Modern Painting, London, 1893, pp. 9-11.
  • Morris, Harrison S., Confessions in Art, New York, 1930, p. 45.
  • Munhall, Edgar, Whistler and Montesquiou. The Butterfly and the Bat, New York, 1995.
  • Muther, Richard Geschichte der Malerei im XIX Jahrhundert, 3 vols, Munich, 1893-1894 ('Whistler und die Schotten', vol. 3, chap. 48, pp. 522-37); subsequently translated into English: Muther, Richard, The History of Modern Painting, 3 vols, London and New York, 1895-1896.
  • Ono, Ayako, Japonisme in Britain: Whistler, Menpes, Henry, Hornel and nineteenth-century Japan, London, 2003, pp. 56-57, repr. p. 51.
  • Prettejohn, Elizabeth, Art for Art’s Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting, New Haven and London, 2007, pp. 26, 169, 194-98, repr. pp. 195, 197.
  • Pyne, Kathleen A., Art and the Higher Life: Painting and Evolutionary Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century America, Austin, TX, 2010, pp. 84, 112-13, 122.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner, A Fragile Modernism. Whistler and his Impressionist Followers, London and New Haven, 2007, pp. 86-87, 90.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner (ed.), Walter Sickert: the Complete Writings on Art, Oxford, 2000, pp. 5, 10, 45, 91.
  • Roof, Katharine Metcalf, The Life and Art of William Merritt Chase, New York, 1917, pp. 140-46.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner (ed.), Walter Sickert: the Complete Writings on Art, Oxford, 2000, pp. 5, 10, 45, 91.
  • Saunders, Richard S., American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity, Hanover and London, 2016, p. xiv, repr.
  • Simpson, Roddy, The Photography of Victorian Scotland, Edinburgh, 2012, pp. 159-61.

Catalogues 1906-Present

COLLECTION:

  • Arnauld, Brejon de Lavergnée, and Thiébaut Dominique (eds.), Catalogue sommaire illustré des peintures du Musée du Louvre. II. Italie, Espagne, Allemagne, Grande-Bretagne et divers, Paris, 1981.
  • Compin, Isabelle and Geneviève Lacambre (eds), Musée d'Orsay. Catalogue sommaire illustré des peintures, Paris, 1990.

EXHIBITIONS:

  • Marchant, Wm. and Co., A Reply to an Attack Made by One of Whistler's Biographers on a Pupil of Whistler, Mr Walter Greaves and his Work, London, 1911, republished 1922, p. 19.
  • On exhibition in Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928.
  • Circulating in USA, 1932-1934.
  • Exhibition of oils, water-colors, drawings and prints by James McNeill Whistler, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1934.
  • Twee eeuwen engelsche kunst, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1936.
  • Trois siècles d'art aux Etats-Unis, Jeue de Paume, Paris, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1938.
  • Chefs-d'oeuvre de la peinture du Musée du Louvre, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1945 (cat. no. 44).
  • Whistler, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 1951, pp. 11-13, 23.
  • Sweet, Frederick A. (ed.), Sargent, Whistler and Mary Cassatt, Art Institute of Chicago and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1954.
  • Prélude à Whistler, Centre culturel américain, Paris, 1961 (cat. no. 4).
  • On exhibition in Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, 1964 (no catalogue).
  • Reff, Theodore, and Allen Staley (eds), From Realism to Symbolism: Whistler and His World, Columbia University, New York, 1971 (cat. nos. 4, 84, 89).
  • Stebbins, Theodore E., et al., A New World: Masterpieces of American Painting 1760-1910, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1983; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1983; Un nouveau monde, chefs d'oeuvres de la peinture américaine, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 1984.
  • Dorment, Richard, and Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1994-1995 (cat. no. 60).
  • Whistler 2003, The Hunterian, Glasgow, 2003 (no catalogue).
  • Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, pp. 13, 17-18, 23, 50-52, 67, 87, 116, 118, 134, 138, 142, 150, 152, 174, 176, 182, 200, 210, repr. fig. 5 (not in exhibition).
  • American Attitude: Whistler and his Followers, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 2004.
  • Adler, Kathleen, ‎Erica E. Hirshler, ‎and Helene Barbara Weinberg, Americans in Paris 1860-1900, National Gallery, London, and Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2006.
  • Andreeva, Galina, and Margaret F. MacDonald, Whistler and Russia, State Tretyakow Gallery, Moscow, 2006, pp. 25-26, 42, repr. (not in exhibition).
  • Musée d'Orsay (ed.), Temps d'harmonie: Paradis d'artistes au XIXème siècle, Kobé, Japan, 2006; Tokyo, 2007.
  • Simpson, Marc, 'Whistler, Modernism, and the Creative Afflatus', in Simpson, Marc, Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness, and the Art of Painting Softly, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 2008, pp. 24-51, at pp. 28-29, repr. fig. 7 (not in exhibition).
  • Stoner, Joyce Hill, 'Materials for Immateriality', in Simpson, Marc, Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness, and the Art of Painting Softly, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 2008, pp. 91-109, at p. 95.
  • Impresionismo: Un Nuevo Renacimiento, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, 2010.
  • Birth of Impressionism. Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay, De Young Museum, San Francisco, and First Centre for the Visual Arts, Nashville, 2010.
  • Monrad, Kasper, and Mary Anne Stevens, Hammershoi and Europe, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, and Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 2012.
  • Tête à tête: Three Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, 2015.
  • Whistler’s Mother: Grey, Black and White, The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2015.
  • On loan to Louvre Abu Dhabi, 2017.

Journals 1906-Present

  • Abbott, K. (ed.) and Whistler, Anna McNeill, 'The Lady of the Portrait, Letters of Whistler’s Mother', Atlantic Monthly, vol. 136, 1925, pp. 310-28, at pp. 325-26.
  • Anderson, Ronald, 'Whistler in Dublin, 1884', Irish Arts Review (1984-1987), Autumn, 1986, vol. 3, no. 3 (Autumn, 1986), pp. 45-51, repr.
  • Brumbaugh, Thomas Brendle, 'A Whistler Footnote', The Art Journal, vol. 31, no. 3, Spring 1972, p. 261.
  • Gibson, Frank, ‘Whistler’s Portrait of his Mother’ in ‘Notes’, Burlington Magazine, vol. 28, 1915-1916, p. 117.
  • Grant, Susan, Archives of American Art Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, Washington DC, 1992, pp. 2-15.
  • House, John, ‘New Material on Monet and Pissarro in London in 1870-1’, Burlington Magazine, vol. 120, October 1978, pp. 636-42, at pp. 639, 641-42.
  • Ionides, Luke, 'Memories: Whistler in the Quartier Latin', Transatlantic Review, vol. 1, January 1924, pp. 37-52, at pp. 41-42.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'Whistler: The Painting of the “Mother” ', Gazette des beaux-arts, vol. 85, February 1975, pp. 73-88.
  • New Yorker, 14 December 1957, p. 48.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., and Joy Newton, 'The Selling of Whistler’s Mother', American Society for the Legion of Honor Magazine, vol. 49, 1978, pp. 97-120.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'The Whistler Centenary: In Memoriam James McNeill Whistler, RA Magazine, London, summer 2003.
  • Newton, Joy, and Margaret F. MacDonald, 'Whistler: Search for a European Reputation', Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte, vol. 41, 1978, pp. 148-59, at pp. 152-57.
  • Richardson, Edgar P., 'Sophisticates and Innocents Abroad', Art News, vol. 53, April 1954, pp. 20-23, 61-62, at p. 22.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner, 'Degas and Sickert: Notes on Their Friendship', The Burlington Magazine, vol. 130, no. 1020, March 1988, pp. 225-29, at p. 225.
  • Sandberg, John, ' “Japonisme” and Whistler', The Burlington Magazine, vol. 106, November 1964, pp. 500-07, at p. 507.
  • Sickert, Walter Richard, ‘Degas’, The Burlington Magazine, vol. 31, November 1917, pp. 183-91, at p. 184.
  • Spencer, Robin, 'Whistler's First One-Man Exhibition Reconstructed' in: Gabriel P. Weisberg, Laurinda S. Dixon, and Antje Bultmann Lemke (eds), The Documented Image: Visions in Art History, Syracuse, New York, 1987, pp. 27-49.

Newspapers 1906-Present

  • 'Whistler's been dead for 100 years. But his mother lives on - thanks to Barbie, Bullwinkle and Mr Bean. Martha Tedeschi on the making of an icon, review in 'Art / Everymum', The Guardian, London, 28 May 2003, website.
  • 'Whistler’s Mother review – a painting that’s not what it seems', review, 'Art and design Books', The Guardian, London, 12 May 2018, website.

Websites

  • Musée d’Orsay website, at musee-orsay.fr.
  • 'A Bat', Smithsonian Digital Library, 2009, website, at https://blog.library.si.edu.
  • Norton Simon Museum, 2015, website at http://www.nortonsimon.org.
  • 'Whistler's Mother: Grey, Black, and White', CAA reviews, 2016, website at http://www.caareviews.org.

Unpublished

  • McDiarmid, K. R., 'Whistler's Mother: Her Life, Letters, & Journal', manuscript, Glasgow University Library, [ca 1936).
  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 107).

Other

  • Fulmar Television & Film, James McNeill Whistler: Whistler's Mother in The Private Life of a Masterpiece, Series 3, BBC 2003.
  • Film Odyssey Inc, James McNeill Whistler: The Case for Beauty, PBS 2014.
  • 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: 8th June 2021 by Margaret