Several possible titles have been suggested:
The title 'Harmony in Blue and Pearl: The Sands, Dieppe' is based on the original 1886 title, with modified punctuation.
A seascape in vertical format, with numerous figures on the beach and paddling in the shallows, and a few further out, at the edge of the waves. There are several sailing boats out at sea. The sea is a pale blue and the sky streaked with pale grey clouds.
Dieppe on the French coast, a busy port, ferry terminal and holiday resort.
1: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886 (cat. no. 1).
2: 29th Annual Exhibition of American Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, 1922 (cat. no. 23).
3: Whistler Loan Exhibition, Macbeth Gallery, New York, 1947 (cat. no. 33).
Last updated: 15th November 2020 by Margaret