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

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A Shop

A Shop may date from between 1885 and 1895, but could even be later. 1


                A Shop, The Hunterian
A Shop, The Hunterian

The subject might indicate a date in the 1880s, when it could have been painted in St Ives in 1884 or in Dieppe in 1885, but the colour, brushwork and detail suggests a later date. It could equally have been painted in London or Paris.

Comparable subjects and treatment are seen in Blue and Orange: Sweet Shop [YMSM 263], A Grey Note: Village Street [YMSM 265], and Carlyle's Sweetstuff Shop [YMSM 375].

Notes:

1: 'Probably painted 1884/90' in YMSM 1980 [more] , (cat. no. 376).

Last updated: 10th November 2020 by Margaret