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

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Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder

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. 203), plate 136, as 'Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder'.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. nos. 713-16).

Authored by Whistler

  • [Whistler, James McNeill, and Goupil Gallery (eds)], Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces: Small Collection Kindly Lent by Their Owners, London, 1892 (cat. no. 22) as 'Arrangement in Black and Brown. Miss Rosa Corder'.
  • 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. 8.

Catalogues 1855-1905

EXHIBITION:

  • III Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1879 (cat. no. 54) as 'Arrangement in Brown and Black. Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder'.
  • Exposition Internationale de Peinture, Galerie George Petit, Paris, 1883 (cat. no. 1) as 'Arrangement en noir: Portrait de Mlle. de C'.
  • Exposition internationale de peinture et de sculpture, Société des XX, Brussels, 1884 (cat. no. 1) as 'Arrangement en noir no. 5. Portrait de Mademoiselle de C.'
  • International and Universal Exhibition, Crystal Palace, London, 1884, as 'Arrangement in brown and black'.
  • Retrospective Exhibition, College for Working Men and Women, London, 1889 (no catalogue).
  • 1st exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Champs de Mars, Paris, 1891 (cat. no. 936) as 'Arrangement en noir: No. 7'.
  • Probably VI. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Königlicher Glaspalast, Munich, 1892 as 'Dämmerung'.
  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 22) as 'Arrangement in Black and Brown. Miss Rosa Corder'.
  • Société royale d'encouragement des beaux-arts (ed.), Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, 1894: Catalogue Général Illustré, Antwerp, 1894 (cat. no. 2366) as 'Arrangement en noir; portrait de Mlle Rose Corder'.
  • Den Internationale Kunstudstilling i København, Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1897 (cat. no. 199) as 'Portrait of Rosa Corder'.
  • Exhibition of International Art, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, Knightsbridge, London, 1898 (cat. no. 178) as 'Arrangement in Black – Rosa Corda'. [sic]
  • 32nd Autumn Exhibition of Pictures, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1902 (cat. no. 1013) as 'Rosa Corder'.
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 25) as 'Arrangement in Black and Brown. "Miss Rosa Corder" '.
  • Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 21) as 'Arrangement in Black and Brown. Rosa Corder'.

SALE:

  • Christie's, London, 13 November 1890 (lot 545) 'Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder'.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Grosvenor Gallery', Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 1 May 1879, p. 4.
  • Anon., [Grosvenor Gallery], The Globe, London, 1 May 1879.
  • Anon., 'The Grosvenor Gallery', London Evening Standard, London, 1 May 1879, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'The Grosvenor Gallery', Leeds Mercury, Leeds, 2 May 1879, p. 8.
  • Anon, 'Notes on Current Events', Hampshire Advertiser, Hampshire, 3 May 1879, p. 6.
  • Anon., [Grosvenor Gallery], The World, London, 7 May 1879.
  • Anon., 'Fashion at the The Grosvenor Gallery', Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, London, 24 May 1879, p. 6.
  • Anon., 'The Grosvenor Gallery', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 26 May 1879, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'The Crystal Palace International Exhibition', London Evening Standard, London, 21 April 1884, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'The Exhibition at the Crystal Palace', Glasgow Herald, 23 April 1884, p. 9.
  • Anon., Manchester Guardian, Manchester, 22 May 1884.
  • 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.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Grosvenor Gallery Exhibition', The Athenaeum, no. 2689, 10 May 1879, pp. 606-08, at p. 607.
  • Anon., 'The Gay Grosvenor Gallery Guide', Punch, 21 June 1879, pp. 285-87, at pp. 285-86.
  • Lostalot, Alfred de, 'Exposition internationale de peinture. Galerie Georges Petit', Gazette des beaux-arts, vol. 28, July 1883, pp. 77-80, at p. 80.
  • Child, Theodore, 'American Artists at the Paris Exhibition', Harper's New Monthly Magazine, American edition, vol. 79, September 1889, pp. 489-521, at pp. 498, 500, engraving by Florian repr. p. 493.
  • L'Echo de la Semaine, Paris, 24 May 1891.
  • Pall Mall Budget, London, 31 March 1892, anon. engraving repr. p. 458.
  • Sauter, G., ‘The International Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers’, The Studio, vol. 14, July 1898, pp. 109-20, at pp. 113-14.
  • Dartmouth, Thomas, 'International Art at Knightsbridge', The Art Journal, August 1898, pp. 249-53, photograph repr. p. 248.
  • Гюисман, И . [Huysmans, I.], 'Уистлер' [Uistler], Мир искусства [Mir Iskusstva, 'World of Art'], vol. 2, nos. 16-17, 1899, pp. 61-68, repr. between pp. 64-65.
  • Blanche, Jacques-Émile, 'James McNeill Whistler', Renaissance Latine, vol. 4, no. 6, 15 June 1905, pp. 353-78, at p. 358.

Monographs

  • Galassi, Susan Grace, 'The Artist as Model: Rosa Corder', in MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, pp. 116-31.

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. 25).
  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler: Uneasy Pieces, New York, 2004, p. 427 note 4.
  • Duret, Théodore, Histoire de J. McN. Whistler et de son oeuvre, Paris, 1904, p. 37.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, pp. 9, 28, 117-19, 121-22, 124-27, 129, 153, figs. 110-12.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 201-02, 228, 296-97, drawing repr. f.p. 297; vol. 2, pp. 89, 93, 292.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, pp. 60-61, 70, 276-80.
  • Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, pp. 173-74, 236, 444, 457, 566, 676, 707.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 68).
  • Spencer, Robin, Whistler, New York, 1990, pp. 94-95.
  • Spink, Nesta R., Harriet K. Stratis, and Martha Tedeschi, The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, (gen. eds, Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi), 2 vols., Chicago, 1998, p. 47.
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 150-51, 251, 256, 309, 336.
  • Taylor, Hilary, James McNeill Whistler, London, 1978, p. 188.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, pp. 13, 25.

Books, General

  • Angeli, Helen Rossetti, Pre-Raphaelite Twilight: The Story of Charles Augustus Howell, London, 1954, pp. 233, 236, 241-46.
  • Ludovici, Anthony, An Artist's Life in London and Paris 1870-1925, New York, 1926, p. 90.
  • Preston, Kerrison (ed.), Letters of W. Graham Robertson, London, 1953, pp. 95, 368.
  • Robertson, W. Graham, Time Was: the Reminiscences of W. Graham Robertson, London and New York, 1931, pp. 188-91, 194-95.
  • Williamson, George Charles, Murray Marks and his Friends, London and New York, 1919, pp. 119, 123.

Catalogues 1906-Present

COLLECTION

  • The Frick Collection, Handbook of Paintings, New York, 2004.
  • The Frick Collection (ed.), Paintings: American, British, Dutch, Flemish and German,, vol. 1, Princeton, 1968, pp. 14-17.

EXHIBITION

  • Paintings in Oil and Pastel by James McNeill Whistler, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 13).
  • Sweet, Frederick A., James McNeill Whistler, Art Institute of Chicago and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, 1968 (cat. no. 80).
  • Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, pp. 93, 136, 254 note 384 (not in exhibition).
  • Portraits, Pastels, Prints: Whistler in The Frick Collection, The Frick Collection, New York, 2009.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003 (no cat. nos.).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Anon., Boston Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin, August 1908, p. 38.
  • Graves, Algernon, 'James Abbott McNeill Whistler', Printseller and Print Collector, vol. 1, August 1903, pp. 341-45, p. 341, mezzotint by Josey repr. p. 344.
  • Anon., 'Superb Collection of Thirty-four Works by James McNeill Whistler', Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, vol. 6, no. 2, April 1911, pp. 33-38.
  • Pennell, Joseph, 'The Forty Undiscovered Whistlers', International Studio, vol. 72, February 1921, pp. cv-cxiii, drawing repr. p. cxi.

Websites

  • The Frick Collection website at http://collections.frick.org.

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 127).

Other

  • Graves, Algernon, 'Arrangement in Brown and Black’: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder, London, 1879 (subscription form for mezzotint engraving by Richard Josey of Whistler’s portrait of Rosa Corder).
  • Parkerson, Sarah Lawrence, Variations in Gold: The Stylistic Development of the Picture Frames used by James McNeill Whistlers, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2007.
  • Siewert, John, 'Whistler’s Nocturnes and the Aesthetic Subject', PhD thesis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994.

Last updated: 22nd April 2021 by Margaret