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

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Harmony in Brown: The Felt Hat

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. 395), plate 248, as 'Harmony in Brown: The Felt Hat'.
  • Spink, Nesta R., Harriet K. Stratis, and Martha Tedeschi, The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, (gen. eds, Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi), 2 vols., Chicago, 1998 (cat. no. 35).

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • None.

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, pp. 41, 193.

Books, General

  • McConkey, Kenneth, Edwardian Portraits. Images of an Age of Opulence, Woodbridge, 1987, pp. 138-39, repr. pl. 37.
  • Muther, Richard Geschichte der Malerei im XIX Jahrhundert, 3 vols, Munich, 1893-1894 ('Whistler und die Schotten', vol. 3, chap. 48, pp. 522-37), at pp. 525-26.
  • Muther, Richard, The History of Modern Painting, 3 vols, London and New York, 1895-1896, chapter 38, pp. 3-4.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • McNamara, Carol, and John Siewert, Whistler: Prosaic Views, Poetic Vision, exhibition catalogue, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996, p. 141, fig. 59a (not exhibited).
  • ホイスラー展. Whistler Exhibition in Japan, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo; Shizuoka Prefectural Museum, Shizuoka, 1986 (cat. no. 23).
  • Dorment, Richard, and Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1994-1995 (cat. no. 198).
  • Rolfe, Julia R., The Portrait of a Lady. Sargent and Lady Agnew, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1997 (cat. no. 42).
  • Andreeva, Galina, and Margaret F. MacDonald, Whistler and Russia, State Tretyakow Gallery, Moscow, 2006, pp. 42, 56, 74, 183-84 (cat. no. 21), repr. p. 74.

Journals 1906-Present

  • None.


  • The Hunterian website at
  • Art Uk website at


  • None.


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 207).

Last updated: 22nd October 2020 by Margaret