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

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Crimson note: Carmen

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. 441), plate 288, as 'Crimson note: Carmen'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • 5th exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1895 (cat. no. 16) as 'Crimson Note, Carmen'.
  • Second Annual Exhibition, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1897 (cat. no. 235) as 'A Note in Carmine'.
  • Sixty-Seventh Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1898 (cat. no. 460) as 'A Note in Carmine'.
  • Twentieth Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Artists at the Galleries of the American Fine Arts Society, New York, 1898 (cat. no. 338) as 'A Note in Carmine'.
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 38) as 'Carmine'.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon, 'Latest News. From Private Correspondence', The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 11 October 1895, p. 5.
  • Anon, 'Society of Portrait Painters', Graphic, London, 19 October 1895, p. 19.

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, pp. 166, 203, 228.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, p. 73.
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, p. 293.

Books, General

  • None.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 73).
  • Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, p. 93 (not exhibited).

Journals 1906-Present

  • None.


  • Hill-Stead website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 232b).


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Last updated: 21st November 2020 by Margaret