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

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Arrangement in Black: Reading

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. 224), plate 141, as 'Arrangement in Black: Reading'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884 (cat. no. 26) as 'Arrangement in black – Reading'.
  • Annual Exhibition of Sketches, Pictures & Photography: A Loan Collection of Pictures by Mr Whistler ..., Dublin Sketching Club, Dublin, 1884 (cat. no. 254).
  • Probably 64th Annual Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887, either as (cat. no. 155) 'Note in black: Reading' or (cat. no. 25) as 'Note in Black' (see No. 223).
  • III. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Königlicher Glaspalast, Munich, 1888 (cat. no. 59) as 'Eine schwarze Stimmung'.
  • “Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 25).
  • 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 (cat. no. 71) as 'An arrangement in Black' ('An Arrangement in Black' in deluxe edition).

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Private View at the Dublin Sketching Club', Dublin Daily Express, Dublin, 1 December 1884, p. 5.
  • Anon., Sunday Times, London, 15 April 1887.
  • Anon., 'The Pictures of the Season', Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, 30 June 1887, p. 5.
  • Evening Sun, New York, 16 March 1889.

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.

Monographs

  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • None.

Books, General

  • None.

Catalogues 1906-Present

EXHIBITION:

  • Myers, Kenneth John, Mr. Whistler’s Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2003, p. 89, repr. p. 78.

SALES:

  • Christie's, London, 2 May 1947 (lot 45).
  • Sotheby's, London, 3 December 1958 (lot 89) as 'Arrangement in black: a young woman'.
  • Christie's, New York, 22 May 1991 (lot 245).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Art Prices Current, vol. 9, 1929-1930, #9306.

Websites

  • None.

Unpublished

  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 181).

Other

  • None.

Last updated: 28th May 2021 by Margaret