Only one title is known:
Possibly showing the buildings and canals of the town of Dordrecht.
Dordrecht, in the western Netherlands, is bounded by several rivers, the Oude Maas, Beneden Merwede, Nieuwe Merwede, Hollands Diep, and Dordtsche Kil, and in Whistler's time was a busy port.
Two of Whistler's paintings include the city in their title (this painting and Bleu et argent: Dordrecht [YMSM 294]), as do several watercolours, some identified (Dordrecht [M.0876], r.: Gold and Brown: Dordrecht; v.: Dordrecht [M.0968], A Little Red Note: Dordrecht [M.0969], Grey and Green - Dordrecht [M.0976], and the two reproduced above, Note in Rose and Silver - Dordrecht [M.0970], and Gold and grey - The Sunny Shower, Dordrecht [M.0973]). In addition several have not been located (Silver and Red: Dordrecht [M.0971], A silver note: Dordrecht [M.0972], Note en gris: Dordrecht [M.0974] and Dordrecht [M.1709]). The recurrence of grey and silver in the titles make it difficult to identify the painting exhibited at Petit's in 1887.
Last updated: 8th April 2021 by Margaret