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

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Girl with Cherry Blossom

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. 90), plate 64, as 'Girl with Cherry Blossom'.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. nos. 359, 364, 1391).

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • None.

Journals 1855-1905

  • 'Girl and Cherry Blossom by J. McNeill Whistler', Studio, vol. 30, 1904, repr. p. 20.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'James McNeill Whistler', in: Andreeva, Galina and Margaret F. MacDonald (eds), Whistler and Russia, Tretyakow Gallery, Moscow, 2006, pp. 16-57, at pp. 29, 32, repr. p. 28.
  • Merrill, Linda, The Peacock Room. A Cultural Biography, New Haven and London, 1998, p. 145.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, p. 69.
  • Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011, p. 136, repr. fig. 49 as 'Fragment of The Three Girls'.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, and G. R. Dennis, The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation, 2nd edition, London, 1904, repr. p. 20 as 'Girl with cherry blossom'.

Books, General

  • Prettejohn, Elizabeth, Art for Art’s Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 113.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1969 (cat. no. 13).
  • Burgard, ‎Timothy Anglin, and Daniell Cornell, ‎Masterworks of American Painting at the De Young, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 2005, p. 503 (cat. no. 47).
  • Andreeva, Galina, and Margaret F. MacDonald, Whistler and Russia, State Tretyakow Gallery, Moscow, 2006, pp. 28, 182 (cat. no. 14), repr. p. 28.
  • Unfinished… Works from The Courtauld Gallery, 'Summer Showcase Special Display', Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2015 (no catalogue, website).

Journals 1906-Present

  • The School Arts Magazine, Worcester, MA, vol. 13, 1914, p. 106.


  • 'The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art', Freer Gallery of Art, 2016, website at
  • Tate Britain website at
  • 'Unfinished … Works from the Courtauld Gallery', 2015, CultureWhisper website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 259a).


  • None.

Last updated: 15th December 2020 by Margaret