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

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Portrait of Miss Lilian Woakes

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. 393), plate 269, as 'Portrait of Miss Lilian Woakes'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 20) as 'Lilian, daughter of E. G. Woakes Esq. M.D.'

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.


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Books on Whistler

  • Cary, Elizabeth Luther, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study, with a Tentative List of Artist’s Works, New York, 1907 (cat. no. 380).
  • Duret, Théodore, Histoire de J. McN. Whistler et de son oeuvre, 2nd edition, Paris, 1914, repr. f.p. 146.
  • Lane, James W., Whistler, (American Artists Series), New York, 1942, p. 65.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'James McNeill Whistler', in: Andreeva, Galina and Margaret F. MacDonald (eds), Whistler and Russia, Tretyakow Gallery, Moscow, 2006, pp. 16-57, at p. 43, repr. p. 43.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 5th (revised) edition, London and Philadelphia, 1911, p. 213.
  • Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, (ed.), James McNeill Whistler,(with introduction by Joseph & Elizabeth Robins Pennell), New York, 1924, repr.

Books, General

  • Phillips, Duncan, A Collection in the Making, New York, 1926, p. 111.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Opening exhibition, Henry Reinhardt Gallery, New York, 1911.
  • The Seventh Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo, 1912.
  • Oils, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings by J. McN. Whistler, Knoedler & Co., New York, 1914 (cat. no. 3) as 'Miss Lilian Wookes' [sic].
  • Spink, Nesta, Whistler: The Later Years, University of Michigan Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, 1978 (cat. no. 94).
  • Andreeva, Galina, and Margaret F. MacDonald, Whistler and Russia, State Tretyakow Gallery, Moscow, 2006, p. 42, 183 (cat. no. 20), repr. p. 42.

Journals 1906-Present

  • 'Reinhardt Gallery Opens', American Art News, vol. 10, no. 7, 25 November 1911, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'The Seventh Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists', Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, vol. 7, July 1912, pp. 47-52, 54, repr. p. 54.
  • International Studio, 1912, repr. p. lxxv.

Newspapers 1906-Present

  • The Evening Mail, New York, 4 April 1914.
  • New York Times, New York, 5 April 1914.
  • New York American, New York, 6 April 1914.


  • Phillips Collection website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 195).


  • None.

Last updated: 14th October 2020 by Margaret