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

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Arrangement in Black: Lady Meux

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. 228), plate 157, as 'Arrangement in Black: Lady Meux'.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. nos. 850-51).

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, 100th exhibition, Salon de la Société des artistes français, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1882 (cat. no. 2687) as 'Portrait de M. Harry-Men' (sic).
  • 3rd exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1893 (cat. no. 46) as 'Lady Meux'.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'In the Studios', London Daily News, London, 29 March 1882, pp. 5-6.
  • 'Demiton' [Mirbeau, Octave], Paris-Journal, 4 May 1882, quoted in Dictionnaire Octave Mirbeau, website at http://mirbeau.asso.fr.
  • Anon., The Westminster Gazette, London, 17 February 1893, p. 3.
  • Anon., 'The Grafton Galleries', Daily Telegraph & Courier (London), London, 18 February 1893, p. 8.
  • Anon., 'The Grafton Galleries', Morning Post, London, 18 February 1893, p. 5.
  • Anon., 'The Country Gentleman', Sporting Gazette, London, 18 February 1893, p. 8.
  • Anon., 'Notes', The Queen, London, 25 February 1893, pp. 56-57.
  • Anon., 'Answers to Questions', Gentlewoman, London, 25 February 1893, pp. 20-21.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Hawthorne, Mrs Julian [May Albertina], 'Mr. Whistler’s New Portraits', Harper’s Bazaar, 15 October 1881, pp. 658-59, at p. 658.
  • Journal Amusant, Paris, 20 May 1882, caricature repr.
  • Hawthorne, Julian, 'A Champion of Art', The Independent (New York), vol. 52, 2 November 1899, pp. 2954-60, at pp. 2957-58.

Monographs

  • 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. 485).
  • Chaleyssin, Patrick, James McNeill Whistler: The Strident Cry of the Butterfly, Bournemouth, 1995, p. 86.
  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler: Uneasy Pieces, New York, 2004, pp. 50-53, repr.
  • Duret, Théodore, Histoire de J. McN. Whistler et de son oeuvre, Paris, 1904, pp. 94-95, 99, 150, repr. fp. 152.
  • Gallatin, Albert Eugene, The Portraits and Caricatures of James McNeill Whistler: An Iconography, London, New York and Toronto, 1913, p. 48.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, pp. 35, 155, 159-70, 176, 190, figs. 152, 153, 154.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 301, 308, repr. f.p. 308; vol. 2, p. 136.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, f.p. 3.Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, pp. 173, 382, 387-89, 442.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908, p. 161 (cat. no. 75) as 'Lady Meux, Arrangement in Black and White' [sic].
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 184-85, 189, 199, 256-57.
  • Taylor, Hilary, James McNeill Whistler, London, 1978, p. 190.
  • Walker, John, James McNeill Whistler, New York, 1987, pp. 92-93.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, and G. R. Dennis, The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation, 1st edition, London, 1903, p. 47.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, pp. 64-66, 71, 137.

Books, General

  • Dawson, Barbara, Images and insights, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 1993.
  • Ellis, George R., Honolulu Academy of Arts, Selected Works, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, 1990, p. 222.
  • Ellis, George R. and Marcia Morse, A Hawaii Treasury, Masterpieces from the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Tokyo, Asahi Shimbun, 2000, pp. 98, 208-09.
  • The Frick Collection (ed.), Paintings: American, British, Dutch, Flemish and German,, vol. 1, Princeton, 1968, pp. 18-20.
  • Guérin, M. (ed.), Lettres de Degas, Paris, 1945, p. 62.
  • McConkey, Kenneth, Edwardian portraits: Images of an age of opulence, Woodbridge, 1987.
  • Montesquiou, Robert de, Les Pas effacés: Mémoires, 3 vols, Paris, 1923, p. 255.
  • Ward, Leslie, Forty Years of ‘Spy’, London, 1915, pp. 172-73.

Catalogues 1906-Present

EXHIBITION:

  • British painting since Whistler, National Gallery, London, 1940 (cat. no. 25).
  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 44).
  • Sweet, Frederick A., James McNeill Whistler, Art Institute of Chicago and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, 1968 (cat. nos. 31, 85).
  • 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. 124).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003 (no. cat. nos.).
  • Gray, Anne, and Ann Galbally, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2004 (cat. no. 143).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Sickert, Walter R., 'Where Paul and I differ', Art News, No. 14, 10 February 1910, p. 113.
  • 'The Lost Lady: What became of a Whistler', The Graphic, 25 March 1911, p. 18, 'A caricature of Whistler painting simultaneously his three portraits of Lady Meux' by C. H. E. Brookfield repr.
  • Reff, Theodore, 'The Butterfly and the Ox', Art News, vol. 70, no. 1, March 1971, pp. 26-31, 73-74, reprinted in Degas: The Artist’s Mind, pp. 15-36.
  • Sutton, Denys, ‘Whistler and Lady Meux’, Journal of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1974, pp. 36-43, at pp. 38, 42, drawing repr. p. 39.

Newspapers 1906-Present

  • 'The Missing Whistler of Lady Meux: The Artist's "Memorandum" ', Illustrated London News, vol. 138, part 1, 21 January 1911, p. 89, repr..

Websites

  • Papanikolas, Theresa, 'Curator's notes: Extreme Makeover: Gallery 4 Edition', Honolulu Museum of Art website, 2011 (acc. 2020).

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 158).

Other

  • None.

Last updated: 17th November 2020 by Margaret