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

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  • 1849/1850: given to Samuel Hammond (1835-1896) at Christ Church Hall, Pomfret, CT;
  • 1896: passed by family descent to his son, Samuel Hammond (1859-1934) and daughter-in-law Grace Hammond (1874-1972);
  • 1973: given to their son, Professor Mason Hammond (1903-2002), Harvard, MA;
  • 2002: passed to the estate of Professor Hammond;
  • 2015: anonymous loan and promised gift to the Fogg Museum, Harvard, in honor of Professor Mason Hammond.

For further details see MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 41).


  • 1904: Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 170) as 'Twenty-two Drawings and Sketches done by Mr Whistler while at School in Pomfret, Conn., about 1850'.

Last updated: 10th March 2021 by Margaret