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

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Note in Grey: Holland


Suggested titles include:

  • 'Note in Grey, Holland' (1885, Society of British Artists). 1
  • Possibly 'Note Grise: Hollande' (1887, Petit). 2
  • 'Note in Grey: Holland' (1980, YMSM). 3

The preferred title 'Note in Grey: Holland' is based on the original title with punctuation altered to conform with other titles.


The Illustrated London News, 25 April 1885, described this painting and Grey and Brown: A South-West Wind [YMSM 300] as 'studies of Dutch scenery' (see Note en gris: Dordrecht [YMSM 293]). In Truth, 7 May 1885, they were both described as 'little oil paintings of yellow seas.'


The coast of Holland.


1: The sixty-second Annual Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1885 (cat. no. 234).

2: Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (cat. no. 202).

3: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 299).

Last updated: 11th November 2020 by Margaret