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

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Nocturne

Nocturne may date from the mid-late 1870s, as do most of Whistler's nocturnes, but the sole reference to it is when it was exhibited at the International Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1886 (cat. no. 1399). 1


                Nocturne: Black and Gold – The Fire Wheel, Tate Britain
Nocturne: Black and Gold – The Fire Wheel, Tate Britain

                Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, Detroit Institute of Arts
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, Detroit Institute of Arts

It is possible that it was either Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel [YMSM 169] or Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket [YMSM 170].

Notes:

1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 171).

Last updated: 10th November 2020 by Margaret