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

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Portrait of Mrs Lewis Jarvis

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. 206), plate 138, as 'Portrait of Mrs Lewis Jarvis'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • 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. 65) as 'Portrait of Mrs Louis Jarvis'.

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.


  • None.

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. 416).
  • Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, p. 115.
  • Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, (ed.), James McNeill Whistler,(with introduction by Joseph & Elizabeth Robins Pennell), New York, 1924, p. 40.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 170).

Books, General

  • None.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Smith College Museum of Art Handbook, 1925, repr. frontispiece.
  • Smith College Museum of Art Catalog, 1937, p. 12, repr. p. 67, 'Mrs Lewis Jarvis'.
  • Davis, John, and Jaroslaw Leshko, The Smith College Museum of Art: European and American Painting and Sculpture 1760-1960, Smith College Museum of Art, 2000.


  • Eighth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, Buffalo, 1913.
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, 1913 (cat. no. 134).
  • Oils, Water-colors, Drawings and Prints by James McNeill Whistler, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1934.
  • Portraits from the Collection, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, 1962 (cat. no. 17).
  • Spink, Nesta, Whistler: The Later Years, University of Michigan Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, 1978 (checklist, cat. no. 97).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Anon., 'The Eighth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists', Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, vol. 8, July 1913, pp. 90-122, repr. p. 90.
  • Houfe, Simon, 'Whistler in the Country: His Unrecorded Friendship with Lewis Jarvis', Apollo, vol. 98, Ocober 1973, pp. 282-85, repr. p. 282.


  • Collections Database, Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium, website at
  • Smithsonian Institution website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 135).


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