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

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The Bathing Posts, Brittany

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. 409), plate 272, as 'The Bathing Posts, Brittany'.

Authored by Whistler

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Catalogues 1855-1905

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Journals 1855-1905

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Books on Whistler

  • Berman, Avis, First Impressions: James McNeill Whistler, New York, 1993, repr.
  • Enaud-Lechien, Isabelle, James Whistler, le peintre et le polémiste (1834-1903), Courbevoie, 1995, p. 151.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, p. 148,
  • Spencer, Robin (ed.), Whistler: A Retrospective, New York, 1989, p. 333, pl. 106.
  • Tanida, Hiroyuki, James M. Whistler, Tokyo, 1997, p. 94, repr. pl. 63.

Books, General

  • Gaunt, William, Marine painting: an historical survey, London, 1975, p. 260.
  • Wortley, Laura, British Impressionism. A Garden of Bright Images, London, 1988, p. 51, repr.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Allan, Christopher J., A Guidebook to the Hunterian Art Gallery of the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 1991, p. 15.


  • Loan Exhibition of Works by James McNeill Whistler to aid the Professional Classes War Relief Council, Messrs Colnaghi, London, 1915 (cat. no. 14) as 'The Bathing Posts: Brittany'.
  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 56), repr. pl. 25.
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1969 (cat. no. 43).
  • Pickvance, Ronald, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903): An Exhibition of Works from the University of Glasgow Collection, Nottingham University Art Gallery, Nottingham, 1970 (cat. no. 88).
  • Young, A. McLaren, Glasgow University's Pictures, Colnaghi, London, 1973 (cat. no. 71).
  • Boyle, Richard, American Impressionism in the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of Arts,Philadelphia, 1976, p. 144.
  • Bennett, Nicola, Landscape in Britain, 1850-1950, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1983, p. 71 (cat. no. 42).
  • Sutton, Denys, and Martin Hopkinson, ホイスラー展. Whistler Exhibition in Japan, Tokyo, 1987 (cat. no. 27).
  • 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. 151).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Lacambre, Genevieve, 'Whistler. L'exposition du Musee d'Orsay', Beaux Arts, 1995, repr.


  • The Hunterian website at
  • Art UK website at


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  • Parkerson, Sarah Lawrence, Variations in Gold: The Stylistic Development of the Picture Frames used by James McNeill Whistlers, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2007.

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