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Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980 (cat. no. 309), plate 182, as 'Nocturne: Silver and Opal – Chelsea'.
Authored by Whistler
'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884 (cat. no. 25) as 'Nocturne; Silver and Opal – Chelsea'.
Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887, 1887 (cat. no. 165) as 'Nocturne en opale: Chelsea'.
Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 11) as 'Nocturne – Opal and Silver':
Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 68);
Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 75).
- Anon., 'Art Notes', Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, 3 July 1884, p. 6.
- Anon., The Star, London, 19 March 1892.
- 'An Enthusiast', [W. R. Sickert], 'Mr Whistler and his art', The Artist and Journal of Home Culture, 1 June 1884.
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, p. 167 (cat. no. 68).
Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, p. 191, J. 101.
Holden, Donald, Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes, New York, 1969, repr. pl. 31.
Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908, p. 170 (cat. no. 149).
Lawton, Thomas, Freer: a Legacy of Art, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1993, p. 53.
Robins, Anna Gruetzner (ed.), Walter Sickert: the Complete Writings on Art, Oxford, 2000, pp. 4-5.
Stubbs, Burns A., Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Prints and Copper Plates by and attributed to American and European Artists, together with a List of Original Whistleriana in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1948, p. 15 (02.146).
Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, New York and London, 1984, pp. 127, 293, repr. pl. 31, upside down.
Myers, Kenneth John, Mr. Whistler’s Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2003, pp. 54-55, 89.
- Siewert, John, 'Art, music, and an aesthetics of place in Whistler's Nocturne paintings' in Lochnan, Katharine, Turner, Whistler, Monet, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Tate Britain, London, 2004-2005, pp. 141-47, at p. 144, repr. 52 (not exhibited).
- Freer Gallery of Art website at https://asia.si.edu/object/F1902.146a-b.
Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat no. 83) 'Nocturne, opal and silver'.
Parkerson, Sarah Lawrence, Variations in Gold: The Stylistic Development of the Picture Frames used by James McNeill Whistlers, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2007.
Siewert, John, 'Whistler’s Nocturnes and the Aesthetic Subject', PhD thesis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994, p. 13.
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