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

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Arrangement in Pink, Red and Purple

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. 324), plate 220, as 'Arrangement in Pink, Red and Purple'.

Authored by Whistler

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Catalogues 1855-1905

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Journals 1855-1905

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Books on Whistler

  • Lane, James W., Whistler, (American Artists Series), New York, 1942, repr. p. 85.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, pp. 151-53, repr. fig. 145.
  • Sutton, Denys, Nocturne: The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London, 1963, p. 104.

Books, General

  • Blanche, Jacques-Émile, Portraits of a Lifetime: The Late Victorian Era, the Edwardian Pageant, 1870-1914, W. Clement (trans. and ed.), London, 1937, vol. 1, p. 56.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Whistler Loan Exhibition, Macbeth Gallery, New York, 1947 (cat. no. 31) as 'Arrangement in Pink and Purple'.
  • Sweet, Frederick A. (ed.), Sargent, Whistler and Mary Cassatt, Art Institute of Chicago and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1954 (cat. no. 102) as 'Arrangement in Pink and Purple'.
  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 48) as 'Arrangement in Pink and Purple'.
  • The Whistlers: A Family Reunion, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, 1965.
  • Sweet, Frederick A., James McNeill Whistler, Art Institute of Chicago and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, 1968 (cat. no. 32) 'Arrangement in Pink and Purple'.
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1969, p. 79 (not exhibited).
  • Spink, Nesta, Whistler: The Later Years, University of Michigan Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, 1978, checklist (cat. no. 79).
  • Myers, Kenneth John, Mr. Whistler’s Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2003, pp. 74, 83, 85.

Journals 1906-Present

  • The Connoisseur, vol. 80, 1928, repr. in reverse, p. 139.
  • Anon., 'Whistlers at the Cincinnati Museum', Fine Arts Review, vol. 2, October 1922, pp. 9, 30, repr. p. 9.


  • Cincinnati Art Museum website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no 179).
  • Pickvance, Ronald, 'Blanche and Whistler', November 1961, ts copy in GUL WPP.


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Last updated: 25th November 2020 by Margaret