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

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Grey and Green: Cornwall

Titles

Possible variations on the title include:

  • Remotely possibly 'Blau und Grun: Cornwall' (1888, III. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Munich). 1
  • 'Grey and Green – Cornwall' (1889, Wunderlich's). 2
  • 'Grey and Green: Cornwall' (1980, YMSM). 3

Description

Unknown.

In Whistler's list of paintings exhibited at Munich the size of the painting 'Bleu et Vert, Cornwall' when framed is given as 44 x 35 cm. 4 When compared with the sizes of known pictures in the same list (i.e. Grey and Brown: The Sad Sea Shore [YMSM 330]) this suggests an actual size of about 12.5 x 21.7 cm (5 x 8 ½").

Site

Probably in or near St Ives, Cornwall, UK.

Notes:

1: III. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Königlicher Glaspalast, Munich, 1888 (cat. no. 65).

2: “Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 24).

3: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 277).

4: [June 1888], GUW #04203.

Last updated: 2nd October 2019 by Margaret