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

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Blue and Gold: Robin Hood's Bay

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. 424), plate 261, as 'Blue and Gold: Robin Hood's Bay'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None,

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 7) as 'On the Normandy Coast'.
  • 100th Anniversary Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1905
  • (cat. no. 426) as 'On the Normandy Coast'.

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, repr. f.p. 214 as 'Robin Hood Bay'.

Books, General

  • None.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • 18th, 19th and 20th Century American Paintings and Sculpture, Knoedler Galleries, 14 East 57th St, summer exhibition, 1965 (cat. no. 52) as 'On the Normandy Coast'.
  • Spink, Nesta, Whistler: The Later Years, University of Michigan Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, 1978 (cat. no. 56).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., M., Notes Harmonies & Nocturnes. Small Works by James McNeill Whistler, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1984 (cat. no. 135) repr.


  • Sotheby's, London, 21 November 1962 (14) as 'On the Normandy Coast'.
  • Christie's, New York, 21 May 1998 (lot 23) 'Blue and Gold: Robin Hood's Bay'.

Journals 1906-Present

  • None.


  • 'Blue and Gold', photograph (silver gelatin print), University of Glasgow, University Collections at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 434).


  • None.

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