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

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Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso 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. 76), plate 59, as 'Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay'.

Authored by Whistler

  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 28) as 'Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Valparaiso'.
  • Goupil Gallery and James McNeill Whistler, Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces [portfolio of photographs published after the Goupil Gallery Exhibition, March-April 1892], London, 1892, repr. pl. 17.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • Second Annual Exhibition of Modern Pictures in Oil and Water Colour, Royal Pavilion Gallery, Brighton, 1875 (cat. no. 158) as 'Nocturne in blue and silver'.
  • 64th Annual Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887 (cat. no. 156) as 'Nocturne in blue and gold: Valparaiso Bay'.
  • Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, 105th exhibition, Salon de la Société des artistes français, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris 1890 (cat. no. 2439) as 'Nocturne en bleu et argent'.
  • Nocturnes, Marines & Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 28) as 'Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Valparaiso'.
  • Sixty-third Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1893 (cat. no. 9) as 'Nocturne, Valparaiso'.
  • World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893 (cat. no. 787) as 'Nocturne, Valparaiso'.
  • A Collection of Selected Works by Painters of the English, French & Dutch Schools, Goupil Gallery, London, 1898 (cat. no. 21) as 'Nocturne – Valparaiso'.
  • Exhibition of International Art, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, Knightsbridge, London, 1898 (cat. no. 183) as 'Blue and Gold – Valparaiso Nocturne'.
  • 78th Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1904 (cat. no. 294).
  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 'Valparaiso, Nocturne' and 'Blue and Gold, Valparaiso, Nocturne' (cat. no. 16) in ordinary and deluxe edition respectively.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Brighton Exhibition of Paintings', London Evening Standard, London, 11 September 1875, p. 3.
  • Anon., Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Leeds, 2 April 1887, p. 6.
  • Anon., 'Society of British Artists', Globe, London, 4 April 1887, p. 6.
  • Anon., 'Sensation in Suffolk Street', The Era, London, 9 April 1887, p. 7.
  • Anon., 'Society of British Artists', Graphic, London, 9 April 1887, p. 12.
  • Anon., 'Society of British Artists', Hampstead and Highgate Express, London, 9 April 1887, p. 3.
  • Anon., 'Art Exhibitions', Illustrated London News, London, 9 April 1887, p. 6.
  • Anon., Tablet, London, 23 April 1887, pp. 21-22.
  • Anon., 'Mr. Whistler's Works', Globe, London, 21 March 1892, p. 6.
  • Western Morning News, 5 March 1898, quoted in exh. cat., A Collection of Selected Works by Painters of the English, French & Dutch Schools, Goupil Gallery, London, 1898, 2nd edition, pp. xvii-iii.
  • Anon., 'The Goupil Gallery', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 8 March 1892, p. 4.
  • 'Art Exhibitions', Daily Telegraph, London, 10 March 1898, p. 10.
  • 'Art Exhibitions', The Times, London, 21 March 1898, p. 14.
  • Anon., 'The International Society of Art', Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 17 May 1898, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'The International Society of Sculptors, Painters, and Gravers', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 16 May 1898, pp. 1-2.
  • Anon., 'The International Gallery', Morning Post, London, 19 May 1898, p. 8.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Meynell, Alice, 'Pictures from the Hill Collection', Magazine of Art, vol. 5, 1882, pp. 80–81.
  • 'Mr Whistler's and other shows', Truth, London, vol. 21, 7 April 1887, p. 556.
  • Pall Mall Gazette 'Extra', London, 2 May 1887, drawing by T. Roussel repr. p. 84.
  • 'Notes on the Art Galleries. The Suffolk Street Exhibition', The Photographic News: A Weekly Record of the Progress of Photography, vol. 31, 1887, p. 210.
  • 'Society of British Artists', The Tablet, vol. 69, 1887, p. 658.
  • Spielmann, Marion Harry, 'Art in April', Magazine of Art, vol. 10, 1887, p. xxv.
  • Geffroy, Gustave, 'Le Salon des Champs-Elysées', Revue d'Aujourd'hui, 1 May 1890, pp. 294-95, at p. 294.
  • Anon., 'Some Early Pictures by Mr. Whistler', The Art Journal, October 1897, pp. 289-91, repr. p. 291.

Monographs

  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Cary, Elizabeth Luther, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study, with a Tentative List of Artist’s Works, New York, 1907 (cat. no. 377).
  • Holden, Donald, Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes, New York, 1969, p. 31, pl. 5.
  • Lane, James Warren, Whistler, New York, 1942, repr. p. 80.
  • Mauclair, Camille, De Watteau à Whistler, Paris, 1905, p. 314.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 135, 139; vol. 2, p. 64.
  • Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, pp. 114, 227, 533, 542, 563, 624, 625.
  • Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, (ed.), James McNeill Whistler,(with introduction by Joseph & Elizabeth Robins Pennell), New York, 1924, repr. pl. 17.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908, p. 113.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, pp. 43, 48, 279.
  • Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, (ed.), James McNeill Whistler,(with introduction by Joseph & Elizabeth Robins Pennell), New York, 1924, pl. 17.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner, A Fragile Modernism. Whistler and his Impressionist Followers, London and New Haven, 2007, pp. 62-64, repr. fig. 63.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 16).
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 96-98.
  • Sutton, Denys, James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Etchings, Pastels and Watercolours, London, 1966, pl. 37.
  • Walker, John, James McNeill Whistler, New York, 1987, p. 158.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, and G. R. Dennis, The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation, 1st edition, London, 1903, pp. 62-63.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, p. 62.

Books, General

  • Fink, Lois Marie, American Art at the Nineteenth Century Paris Salons, Cambridge, 1990, pp. 260-61, repr.
  • Lawton, Thomas, Freer: a Legacy of Art, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1993, p. 56, fig. 39.
  • Mauclair, Camille, De Watteau à Whistler, Paris, 1905, p. 314.
  • Sharpe, William Chapman, New York Nocturne: The City after Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850-1950, Princeton, NJ, pl. 7.
  • Thomson, David Croal, Barbizon House: An Illustrated Record, London, 1927 (cat. no. 15).
  • Valance, Hélène, and Jane Marie Todd, Nocturne : night in American art, 1890-1917, New Haven, 2018, p. 21, fig. 3.
  • Ward, Edwin A, Recollections of a Savage, London, 1923, p. 265.

Catalogues 1906-Present

COLLECTION:

  • Stubbs, Burns A., Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Prints and Copper Plates by and attributed to American and European Artists, together with a List of Original Whistleriana in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1948, p. 12 (09.127).
  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, New York and London, 1984, pp. 119, 292, pl. 22 as 'Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Valparaiso'.

EXHIBITION:

  • Exhibition of Modern Works in Painting and Sculpture forming the Collection of the late George M. McCulloch, Esq., Winter Exhibition 40th year, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1909 (cat. no. 249) as 'Valparaiso'.
  • Paintings in oil and pastel by James McNeill Whistler, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 7).
  • Selection of Art Objects from The Freer Collection, National Museum, Washington, DC, 1912 (cat. no. 23).
  • Exhibition, University of Michigan Club, at Freer's House, Detroit, 1914 (cat. no. 5).
  • Huntington, ‎David C., The Quest for unity: American art between world's fairs, 1876-1893, Detroit Institute of Art, 1983, p. 248 (not exhibited).
  • Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, pp. 58-59, 106, repr. fig. 50 (not exhibited).
  • Sessions, Ralph, The Poetic Vision: American Tonalism, New York, 2005, p. 65, fig. 29.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner, and Richard Thomson, Degas, Sickert, and Toulouse-Lautrec: London and Paris, 1870-1910, Tate, London, 2005, p. 74 (not exhibited).
  • Fowle, Francis, Impressionism and Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, 2008, fig. 77 (not exhibited).
  • MacDonald, Margaret, and Patricia de Montfort, An American in London: Whistler and the Thames, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Addison Gallery of American Art, Freer Gallery of Art, 2013-2014, p. 125 (not exhibited).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Anon., Art Journal, December 1909, p. 374.
  • Starr, Sidney, 'Personal Recollections of Whistler', Atlantic Monthly, vol. 101, April 1908, pp. 528-37.
  • Johnson, Ron, 'Whistler's Musical Modes: Symbolist Symphonies', Arts, vol. 55, no. 8, April 1981, pp. 164-68, repr. fig. 4.
  • Sutherland, Daniel E., 'James McNeill Whistler in Chile: Portrait of the Artist as Arms Dealer', American Nineteenth Century History, vol. 9, 2008, pp. 61-73.

Websites

  • Freer Gallery of Art website at https://asia.si.edu/object/F1909.127a-b.

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 43) 'Ncturne, blue and gold, Valparaiso/ Blue and gold: Valparaiso, nocturne'.

Other

  • None.

Last updated: 5th June 2021 by Margaret