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

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The Selsey Shore

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. 200) as 'The Selsey Shore'.

Authored by Whistler

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Catalogues 1855-1905

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Journals 1855-1905

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Books on Whistler

  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, p. 65.

Books, General

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)', in Pamela T. Barr, Henry Adams (eds.), New Britain Museum of American Art: Highlights of the Collection, vol. 1, New Britain, 1999, pp. 170-71, 188.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Sweet, Frederick A., James McNeill Whistler, Art Institute of Chicago and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, 1968 (cat. no. 10), painting The Beach at Selsey Bill, formerly attributed to Whistler, repr.

Journals 1906-Present

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'What is a Whistler?', in: Glazer, Lee, Margaret F. MacDonald, Linda Merrill, and Nigel Thorp (eds), James McNeill Whistler in Context. Essays from the Whistler Centenary Symposium, University of Glasgow, 2003, Washington, DC, 2008, pp. 1-18, at p. 10, ref. to The Beach at Selsey Bill.


  • 'MFM' [MacDonald, Margaret F.], 'James Abbott McNeill Whistler … The Beach at Selsey Bill', New Britain Museum of American Art website at (acc. 2019).


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Last updated: 25th November 2020 by Margaret