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

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Rose et or: La Napolitaine

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. 505), plate 351, as 'Rose et or: La Napolitaine'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • 14th Exhibition, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1904 (cat. no. 4) as 'Rose et Or: La Napolitaine'.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., Globe, London, 8 November 1904, p. 5.
  • Anon., 'Great Masters', London Evening Standard, London, 9 November 1904, p. 2.
  • Anon., Pall Mall Gazette, London, 11 November 1904, p. 12.
  • Anon., Illustrated London News, London, 3 December 1904, pp. 2-3.

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, p. 203.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, pp. 243-44, repr. f.p. 244.

Books, General

  • Berk, Jiminez Jill (ed.), Dictionary of Artists' Models, London, 2013, p. 469.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • 76th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1907 (cat. no. 505) as 'La Napolitaine'.
  • Paintings in oil and pastel by James McNeill Whistler, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 65).
  • Oils, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings by James McNeill Whistler lent by Mr. Richard Canfield, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo, 1911 (cat. no. 4) repr. p. 14.
  • International Exhibition of Modern Art, Association of American Paintings and Sculpture, Armory of the 69th Infantry, New York, 1913 (cat. no. 48).
  • American Classics of the Nineteenth Century, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica; Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Baltimore Museum of Art; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, 1957 (cat. no. 53).
  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 73).


  • Christie's, London, 22 June 1962 (lot 20).
  • Sotheby's, London, 12 April 1967 (lot 51).

Journals 1906-Present

  • 'A Whistler from the Webster bequest', The Art Museum, Farnsworth Museum of Art, Bulletin, vol. 1, 1923, p. 18.
  • Abbott, Agnes, 'A Whistler from the Webster Bequest', Wellesley College Bulletin, The Art Museum, vol. 2, January 1936, pp. 6-7.


  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 231).


  • None.

Last updated: 7th June 2021 by Margaret