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

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Rue des Buttes Montmartre

The Rue des Buttes Montmartre is dated 1859 on the canvas, but neither this date nor the signature are thought to be by Whistler.

Rue des Buttes Montmartre, Worcester Art Museum
Rue des Buttes Montmartre, Worcester Art Museum

Although Andrew McLaren Young (1913-1975) included it (without comment) in the 1960 retrospective of Whistler's work, Denys Sutton (1917-1991) cast doubt on the authenticity of the work in his review of the exhibition. 1


1: Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 3) as 'Rue des Buttes, Montmartre'. Sutton 1960b [more].

Last updated: 29th May 2021 by Margaret