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

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Portrait of Major G. W. Whistler (2)

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. 29), plate 11, as 'Portrait of Major G. W. Whistler (2)'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • The Catalogue of the Ninth Annual Exhibition at the Carnegie Institute, The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1904 (cat. no. 308) as 'Portrait of Major George W. Whistler'.

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Lane, James W., Whistler, (American Artists Series), New York, 1942, repr. p. 109.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, repr. f. p. 4 'by permission of Mrs Dr George D. Stanton & Miss Emma W. Palmer.'

Books, General

  • None.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, New York and London, 1984, pp. 101, 291, pl. 2.
  • 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. 11 (05.62).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Bloor, Alfred Janson, 'The beginnings of James McNeill Whistler', The Critic, February 1906, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 125-35, repr. p. 131.


  • Freer Gallery of Art website at
  • Google Arts and Culture website at
  • MacGregor, Jeff, 'Getting to Know Whistler’s Father', Smithsonian Magazine, June 2014, online at

On Chester Harding:

  • The Hunterian database online at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 16) 'Portrait of Major Whistler'.


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Last updated: 20th October 2020 by Margaret