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

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Alice Butt (2)

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. 438), plate 279, as 'Alice Butt (2)'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • None.

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • None.

Books, General

  • Williams, William James, A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1981, p. 130, repr. 131.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970, p. 122, repr.
  • American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980, p. 258, repr.
  • American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992, p. 380, repr.
  • Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1998, pp. 252-255, repr.


  • Displayed with the permanent collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1908 as 'Head of a Girl'.
  • Ausstellung Amerikanischer Kunst, Royal Academy of Arts, Berlin; Royal Art Society, Munich, 1910 (cat. no. 93) as 'Kopf eines jungen Madchens'.
  • Masterpieces of Art. European & American Paintings 1500-1900, New York World's Fair, 1940 (cat. no. 299) as 'Head of a Girl'.
  • Triumph of Realism: An Exhibition of European and American Realist Paintings 1850-1910, Brooklyn Museum; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1967-1968 (cat. no. 88) as 'Head of a Girl'.
  • Spink, Nesta, Whistler: The Later Years, University of Michigan Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, 1978, unnumbered, as 'Head of a Girl'.
  • Two Hundred Years of American Paintings, 1700-1900, Inaugural Exhibition, The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia, 1981 (cat. no. 48) as 'Head of a Girl'.
  • Extended loan for use by Ambassador Arthur Hartmann, US Embassy residence, Moscow, USSR., 1982-1987.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Beatrice Whistler: Artist & Designer, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1997, p. 32 (cat. 64, drawing by B. Whistler).
  • Extended loan for use by Ambassador Walter Curley, US Embassy residence, Paris, France, 1989-1993.
  • Extended loan for use by Secretary Robert E. Rubin, US Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC, 1996-1999.
  • Extended loan for use by Secretary Henry M. Paulson, US Department of Treasury, Washington, DC, 2006.
  • Extended loan for use by Vice President Joseph Biden, Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 2009-2015.

Journals 1906-Present

  • None.


  • National Gallery of Art website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 277a).


  • 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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