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

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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. 92), plates 70, 387, as 'Tanagra'.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. nos. 356-58, 1419).

Authored by Whistler

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Catalogues 1855-1905

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Journals 1855-1905

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Books on Whistler

  • Merrill, Linda, The Peacock Room. A Cultural Biography, New Haven and London, 1998, p. 101.

Books, General

  • Pyne, Kathleen, Art and the Higher Life: Painting and Evolutionary Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century America , Austin, TX, 2010, pp. 105-10.
  • Spencer, Robin, The Aesthetic Movement, London and New York, 1972, p. 42, painting by Moore repr. p. 38, cartoon repr. p. 39.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Williams, Mary Frances, Catalogue of the collection of American painting at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, 1965, pp. 98-99 (xiii), repr. p. 98, drawings repr. p. 96.
  • Williams, Mary Frances, Catalogue of the Collection of American Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College: A Selection of Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, Charlottesville, 1977, pp. 168-69.


  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 22) as 'Tanagra'.
  • Randolph-Macon Woman's College Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1964.
  • Selections from the Randolph-Macon Woman's College Collection, Roanoke Fine Arts Center, 1964-1965.
  • Two Centuries of American Painting from the Collection of Randolph-Macon Woman's College, organized by the Tampa chapter of the R-MWC Alumnae Association and circulated to Tampa, Orlando, Gainesville, and Jacksonville, 1965.
  • Paintings from the Collection of Randolph-Macon Woman's College, The Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts (Delaware Art Center); Lincoln University, Oxford, PA; Montclair Art Museum; Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville; Tennessee Fine Arts Center, Cheekwood, Nashville, 1966-1967.
  • Sweet, Frederick A. (ed.), James McNeill Whistler, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, 1968 (cat. no. 16).
  • [Exhibition], Randolph-Macon at Reynolda House, Winston-Salem, 1972.
  • The Classical Spirit in American Portraiture, Providence, RI, Bell Gallery, Brown University, 1976, p. 102.
  • The Quest for Unity: American Art Between World's Fairs, 1876-1893, The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1983.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Notes, Harmonies, and Nocturnes: Small Works by James McNeill Whistler, M. Knoedler and Co., Inc., New York, 1984.
  • An American Perspective: Paintings from the Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Raleigh and North Carolina Museum of Art, 1985 (cat. no. 9).
  • Schall, Ellen M., John Wilmerding and David M. Sokol, American Art: American Vision, Paintings from a Century of Collecting, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA, 1990, pp. 158-59.
  • American Art: American Vision, Paintings from a Century of Collecting, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago; Tampa Museum of Art; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1990-1993.
  • James McNeill Whistler, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, 1995.
  • Lanigan, David T., A Dream of the Past: Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Movement Paintings, Watercolours, and Drawings from the Lanigan Collection, University of Toronto Art Center, 2000, p. 241 ref.
  • Defining Influences, Japonisme and the Western Artists of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Sweet Briar College Art Gallery, Sweet Briar, VA, 2002.
  • East Meets West: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Margaret H. Wright Collection, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA, 2004.
  • The 100th Annual Exhibition: The Vision Endures, Randolph College, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA, 2011, p. 7.
  • The Orient Expressed: Japan’s Influence on Western Art, 1854-1918, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, and McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, 2011-2012.
  • Ayako Ono, ホイッスラー展. James McNeill Whistler Retrospective, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyōto, 2014, and Yokohama Museum of Art, 2014–2015 (cat. no. 100).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Sokol, David M., 'American Art in the Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia', Antiques, vol. 136, no. 5, 1989, p. 1142.
  • Maier newsletter, Fall 2011.


  • Maier Museum website at
  • Collections Search Centre website at


  • Fitzgerald, Mary, 'Recent Research on Whistler's Tanagra in the Permanent Collection, Maier Museum of Art,' Maier Museum files, October 2000, p. 5.


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Last updated: 15th December 2020 by Margaret