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

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The Rose Scarf

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. 390), plate 268, as 'The Rose Scarf'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 32) as 'L'écharpe rose' ('The Rose Scarf').

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Spencer, Robin (ed.), Whistler: A Retrospective, New York, 1989, p. 310, repr. pl. 99.
  • Sutton, Denys, Nocturne: The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London, 1963, repr. f.p. 116.
  • Young, Andrew McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Milan, 1963, repr. pl. XV.

Books, General

  • None.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Loan Exhibition of Works by James McNeill Whistler to aid the Professional Classes War Relief Council, Messrs Colnaghi, London, 1915 (cat. no. 34).
  • James McNeill Whistler, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1936 (cat. no. 15).

Journals 1906-Present

  • None.

Newspapers 1906-Present

  • Anon., 'Unexpected Whistlers', The Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 1 June 1915.
  • Anon., 'Art and Artists. A Whistler Exhibition', The Observer, London, 6 June 1915.
  • Anon., 'The Whistler Loan Exhibition', Westminster Gazette, London, 7 June 1915, p. 3.


  • The Hunterian website at
  • Art UK website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 174).


  • None.

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