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

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Portrait of Maud Franklin

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. 353), plate 197, as 'Portrait of Maud Franklin'.

Authored by Whistler

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Catalogues 1855-1905

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Journals 1855-1905

  • Salaman, Malcolm Charles, 'In Whistler's Studio', The Court and Society Review, vol. 3, 1 July 1886, pp. 588-90.


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Books on Whistler

  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, p. 26.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, repr. fig 1.
  • Sutton, Denys, James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Etchings, Pastels and Watercolours, London, 1966, photograph repr. f.p. 185.

Books, General

  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner (ed.), Walter Sickert: the Complete Writings on Art, Oxford, 2000, p. 195.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • 'In Pursuit of the Butterfly', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, and National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, 1994-1995, photogravure exhibited.
  • MacDonald, Margaret, and Patricia de Montfort, An American in London: Whistler and the Thames, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Addison Gallery of American Art, Freer Gallery of Art, 2013-2014 (cat. no. 97, photograph).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Sickert, Walter R., ‘Where Paul and I differ’, Art News, No. 14, 10 February 1910, p. 113.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'Maud Franklin', in: Ruth Fine (ed.), James McNeill Whistler: A Reexamination, Studies in the History of Art, vol. 19, Washington, DC, 1987, pp. 13-26.
  • MacDonald, Margaret, 'James McNeill Whistler: An Artist on Artists', Visual Culture in Britain , Volume 16, 2015, Issue 2, Visualizing Identities: The Male Artist in Nineteenth-Century Britain, fig. 7, online at


  • Glasgow University Library website at


  • Kelly, Sarah Elizabeth, Camera's Lens and Mind's Eye: James McNeill Whistler and the Science of Art, PhD thesis, Columbia University: 2010, fig. 71, p. 303.


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