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

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Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle

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. 137), plate 99, as 'Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle'.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. nos. 462, 840-42).

Authored by Whistler

  • Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London, 1890, pp. 250-58.
  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 42).
  • 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. 24.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, 48 Pall Mall, London, 1874 (cat. no. 6) as 'Portrait of Thomas Carlyle, "Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2" '.
  • I Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877 (not in catalogue).
  • Exhibited at the Whistler v. Ruskin trial in November at the Westminster Palace Hotel, 1878.
  • Exhibited after the Whistler v. Ruskin trial at H. Graves and Co., London, 1878.
  • Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, 102nd exhibition, Salon de la Société des artistes français, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1884 (cat. no. 2455) as 'Portrait de Carlyle'.
  • Scottish National Portraits. Loan Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1884 (cat. no. 439) as 'Thomas Carlyle'.
  • Annual Exhibition of Sketches, Pictures & Photography: A Loan Collection of Pictures by Mr Whistler ..., Dublin Sketching Club, Dublin, 1884 (cat. no 242) as 'Thomas Carlyle'.
  • Die deutsche Malerei der Gegenwart auf der Jubiläums-Ausstellung der Kgl. Akademie der Künste zu Berlin 1886, Berlin, 1886 (not in catalogue).
  • International Exhibition, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 1888 (cat. no. 614) as 'Thomas Carlyle', priced at £1000.
  • Retrospective Exhibition, College for Working Men and Women, London, 1889 (no catalogue).
  • Privately exhibited at Goupil Gallery, London (no catalogue).
  • Glasgow Art Gallery, 1891 (no catalogue).
  • The Victorian Exhibition illustrating fifty years of Her Majesty's Reign, 1837-1887, New Gallery, London, 1891 (cat. no. 264) as 'Thomas Carlyle'.
  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 42) as 'Arrangement in Grey and Black. Thomas Carlyle'.
  • Fourteenth Fine Art Exhibition, Albert Institute, Dundee, 1895 (cat. no. 402) as 'Thomas Carlyle'.
  • Burns Exhibition, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1896 (cat. no. 14).
  • Eighth Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists and Old Masters, Aberdeen Artists' Society, Aberdeen, 1896, Aberdeen, 1896 (cat. no. 41) as 'Portrait: Thomas Carlyle'.
  • Exhibition of Loan Pictures shown in the Sandeman Gallery on the occasion of the opening of the Sandeman Public Library by Lord Roseberry, Perth, 1898 (cat. no. 128) as 'Portrait of Carlyle'.
  • Loan Collection of Pictures by Living British Painters, Corporation of London Art Gallery, London, 1900 (cat. no. 72) as 'Portrait of Thomas Carlyle'.
  • 30th Autumn Exhibition of Pictures, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1900 (cat. no. 1119) as 'The late Thomas Carlyle'.
  • 26th exhibition, Art Institute, Paisley, 1901 (cat. 151) as 'Thomas Carlyle'.
  • Wolverhampton Art and Industrial Exhibition, Wolverhampton, 1902 (cat. no. 48) as 'Thomas Carlyle'.
  • 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. 5) as 'Portrait of Thomas Carlyle' in ordinary edition and 'Arrangement in Grey and Black, Thomas Carlyle' in deluxe edition.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'Mr. Whistler's Pictures', York Herald, York, 9 June 1874, p. 6.
  • Anon., 'Exhibition of Mr. Whistler's Paintings and Drawings', Globe, London, 20 June 1874, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'Fine Arts', London Evening Standard, London, 24 June 1874, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'The Grosvenor Gallery', Daily Telegraph and Courier, London, 1 May 1877, p. 5.
  • Anon., 'The Grosvenor Gallery', Illustrated London News, 12 May 1877, p. 18.
  • 'The Grosvenor Gallery', Rutland Echo and Leicestershire Advertiser, 25 May 1877, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler's Portrait of Carlyle', Dundee Evening Telegraph, Dundee, 28 September 1878, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'Action for Libel against Mr. Ruskin', Globe, London, 25 November 1878, p. 5.
  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler and Mr. Ruskin', Newcastle Courant, Newcastle on Tyne, 29 November 1878, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'Portrait of Carlyle for the National Gallery', Edinburgh Evening News, Edinburgh, 30 April 1881, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'Our London Letter', Sheffield Independent, Sheffield, 27 November 1883, p. 6.
  • Anon., 'National Portraits', Fife Herald, Fife, 16 July 1884, p. 4.
  • Halkett, George R., 'Whistler's Portrait of Carlyle' (Letter to the Editor), The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 6 October 1884, p. 7.
  • Hole, William, 'Whistler's Portrait of Carlyle' (Letter to the Editor), The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 7 October 1884, p. 7.
  • 'Close of the Portrait Exhibition', The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 13 October 1884, p. 5.
  • Anon., Dublin Daily Express, Dublin, 29 November 1884, pp. 4-5.
  • Anon., 'The Glasgow Exhibition', Aberdeen Press and Journal, Aberdeen, 7 May 1888, p. 5.
  • 'Letters to the Editor', Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 8 June 1888, p. 10.
  • Anon., ['G. T.'], 'A Whistler Exhibition', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 11 May 1889, p. 7.
  • Anon., 'Two Minor Exhibitions', London Evening Standard, London, 16 May 1889, p. 5.
  • Anon., 'Two Minor Exhibitions,' London Evening Standard, London, 19 May 1889, p. 5.
  • Anon., 'The Whistler Exhibition,' Evening News, London, 19 May 1889, p. 3.
  • Anon., ‘Mr. Whistler’s Portrait of Carlyle’, Dundee Evening Telegraph, Dundee, 23 March 1891, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'Mr. Whistler and the Glasgow Corporation', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 24 March 1891, p. 3.
  • Anon., Dundee People's Journal, Dundee, 28 March 1891, p. 6.
  • Anon., ‘Mr. Whistler’s Portrait of Carlyle’, Morning Post, London, 3 April 1891, p. 5.
  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler Triumphs', Bristol Mercury, Bristol, 4 April 1891, p. 8.
  • Anon., 'A Correspondent', ‘Mr. Whistler’s Portrait of Carlyle’, Pall Mall Gazette, London, 9 April 1891, repr. frontisp.
  • Geffroy, Gustave, 'The Salon of 1891', La Justice, Paris, 1 July 1891.
  • Anon., Aberdeen Free Press, Aberdeen, 21 March 1892, pp. 4-5.
  • Anon., The Gentlewoman, London, 26 March 1892, p. 24.
  • Anon., 'Art Exhibition at Paisley', The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 28 December 1901, p. 7.
  • Crawford, Robert, 'How We Bought the Whistler “Carlyle” ', Glasgow Evening Post, Glasgow, 23 March 1905.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Blackburn, Henry, ' "A Symphony" in Pall Mall', Pictorial World, 13 June 1874.
  • Wilde, Oscar, 'The Grosvenor Gallery', Dublin University Magazine, vol. 90, no. 535, July 1877, pp. 118-26.
  • 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.
  • Hannay, David, 'Some Portraits of Carlyle', Magazine of Art, vol. 7, 1884, pp. 76-83, at pp. 82-83, wood engraving by W. I. Mosses repr. p. 77.
  • Brownell, W. C., 'The American Salon,' The Magazine of Art, vol. 7, 1884, pp. 492-99, at pp. 492-93.
  • Fourcaud, Louis de, 'Salon de 1884', Gazette des beaux-arts, vol. 29, June 1884, pp. 465-92, at pp. 484-85.
  • 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, repr.
  • Anon., 'Our Plates', Scottish Art Review, 1889, vol. 2, p. 105, repr. f.p. 101.
  • Moore, George, 'Mr. Whistler’s Portraits II', The Speaker: A Review of Politics, Letters, Science and the Arts, vol. 5, 9 April 1892, pp. 436-37, at p. 436.
  • Sickert, Walter Richard, 'Whistler To-day', The Fortnightly Review, vol. 57, new series, vol. 51, April 1892, pp. 543-47, at p. 544.
  • Thomson, David Croal, 'James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Some Personal Recollections', The Art Journal, vol. 65, September 1903, pp. 265-68, at pp. 265-66.
  • Graves, Algernon, 'James Abbott McNeill Whistler', Printseller and Print Collector, vol. 1, August 1903, pp. 341-45, at pp. 341-42.
  • Wedmore, Frederick, 'The Place of Whistler', The Nineteenth Century, April 1904, pp. 665-75, at p. 668.
  • 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, 241-42.

Monographs

  • Honeyman, T. J., Whistler: Arrangement in Grey and Black, Glasgow Art Gallery, 1951, pp. 5-10, 14-22.

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. 369).
  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler: Uneasy Pieces, New York, 2004, pp. 36, 39, 122, repr.
  • Duret, Théodore, Histoire de J. McN. Whistler et de son oeuvre, Paris, 1904, pp. 30-32, 158-63, 205-06, wood engraving by T. Beltrand f.p. 106.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, pp. 9, 64, 71-72.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'James McNeill Whistler', in: Andreeva, Galina and Margaret F. MacDonald (eds), Whistler and Russia, Tretyakow Gallery, Moscow, 2006, pp. 16-57, at pp. 26, 29, repr. p. 27.
  • Merrill, Linda, A Pot of Paint: Aesthetics on Trial in 'Whistler v. Ruskin', Washington and London, 1992, pp. 5, 35, 69-70, 123, 125-26, 140, 143, 152, 155-56, 159, 179-80, 232-33, 241, 270, 340 nn.52-53, 359 n.14, n.52, 368 n.53, 390 n.3.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 138, 170-72, 174, 226-27, 234, 313-15, drawing repr. f.p. 171; vol. 2, pp. 3, 93, 114-15, 118, 130-31.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, pp. 104, 116, 174-75, 301.
  • Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, pp. 172, 194, 235-36, 246, 252, 260, 443, 491, 495-99, 526, 534, 566, 676, 707.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908, p. 141 (cat. no. 38).
  • Spencer, Robin (ed.), Whistler: A Retrospective, New York, 1989, pp. 109, 135 pl. 38, 144, 180-81, 253, 267, 272.
  • Spencer, Robin, Whistler, New York, 1990, pp. 84-85.
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 125, 132, 144, 152, 198-99, 203, 228-29, 249-50, 256-57, 336.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, and G. R. Dennis, The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation, 1st edition, London, 1903, pp. 8, 10, 16, 35, 42-43.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, p. 13, drawing repr. f.p. 44.

Books, General

  • Allingham, H. and Radford D. (eds), William Allingham: A Diary, London, 1907, pp. 226-27.
  • Denney, Colleen, At the Temple of Art: The Grosvenor Gallery, 1877-1890, Madison, NJ, 1999, p. 111.
  • Huysmans, Joris Karl, Certains: G. Moreau - Degas - Cheret - Wisthler [sic] - Rops - Le Monstre - Le Fer, etc., Paris, 1889, p. 68.
  • Ludovici, Anthony, An Artist's Life in London and Paris 1870-1925, New York, 1926, pp. 90-91.
  • Montesquiou, Robert de, Les Pas effacés: Mémoires, 3 vols, Paris, 1923, pp. 250–51.
  • Moore, George, Modern Painting, London, 1893, pp. 15-19.
  • Muther, Richard Geschichte der Malerei im XIX Jahrhundert, 3 vols, Munich, 1893-1894 ('Whistler und die Schotten', vol. 3, chap. 48, pp. 522-37), at pp. 530-31.
  • Roof, Katherine Metcalf, The Life and Art of William Merritt Chase, New York, 1917, pp. 142-44.
  • Williamson, George Charles, Murray Marks and his Friends, London and New York, 1919, pp. 122-23.
  • Slatkin, Charles E., and Regina Schoolman, Treasury of American Drawings, New York, 1947, p. xvii, drawing repr. pl. 69.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Les livres anglais, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1951-1952 (cat. no. 512).
  • New English Art Club, Birmingham City Art Gallery, 1952 (cat. no. 122).
  • Sargent, Whistler and Mary Cassatt, Chicago and New York, 1954 (cat. no. 106).
  • Masters of British Painting, New York, St Louis and San Francisco, 1956-1957 (cat. no. 117).
  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 30).
  • Sellin, David, American Art in the Making: Preparatory Studies for Masterpieces of American Painting 1800-1900, Smithsonian Institution, Washington 1976, pp. 62-65.
  • 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. 61).
  • Thomas Carlyle. A Hero of his time, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 2001.
  • Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, pp. 23, 28, 87, repr. fig. 14 (not in exhibition).
  • Andreeva, Galina, and Margaret F. MacDonald, Whistler and Russia, State Tretyakow Gallery, Moscow, 2006, pp. 26-27, 183 (cat. no. 9), repr. p. 27.
  • Calloway, Stephen, and Lynn Federle Orr (eds), The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2011, p. 174 (no catalogue number).
  • Ono, Ayako (ed.), ホイッスラー展. James McNeill Whistler Retrospective, Tokyo, 2014 (cat. no. 20).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Anderson, Ronald, 'Whistler in Dublin, 1884', Irish Arts Review (1984-1987), Autumn, 1986, vol. 3, no. 3 (Autumn, 1986), pp. 45-51, repr.
  • Berman, Avis, 'Glackens and Whistler: A young man's attraction', The Magazine Antiques, 2014, website at http://www.themagazineantiques.com.
  • 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, at pp. 82, 85.
  • Starr, Sidney, 'Personal Recollections of Whistler', Atlantic Monthly, vol. 101, April 1908, pp. 528-37, at pp. 529, 531.

Newspapers 1906-Present

  • Greig, James, 'When the "Butterfly" Painted the Philosopher', Morning Post, London, 23 July 1934.
  • Macaulay, M. D., 'A Great Art Dealer: How Glasgow Got a Whistler' (letter to the editor), Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 29 July 1959.
  • Evening Citizen, Glasgow, 18 April 1966.

Websites

  • Glasgow Museums website at http://collections.glasgowmuseums.com.
  • BBC Your paintings website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings.
  • Wikipedia website at https://en.wikipedia.org.

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 108).

Other

  • None.

Last updated: 8th June 2021 by Margaret