Possible titles include:
The 1980 title is based on that of 1901 with punctuation adapted to be consistent with other titles.
A seascape in horizontal format. A stormy green sea breaks on the grey/brown beach, under a bright cloudy sky, with patches of turquoise blue.
The beach at Pourville-sur-mer on the French coast, a popular holiday resort and port, where Whistler was staying with his in-laws, the Birnie-Philips, at the Pavillon Madeleine.
1: 3rd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, Galleries of the Royal Institute, London, 1901 (cat. no. 36).
2: Loan Exhibition of Works by James McNeill Whistler to aid the Professional Classes War Relief Council, Messrs Colnaghi, London, 1915 (cat. no. 16).
3: James McNeill Whistler, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1935 (cat. no. 4).
Last updated: 13th November 2020 by Margaret