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

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Nocturne in Grey and Gold

Nocturne in Grey and Gold dates from the 1870s, possibly between 1872 and 1878. 1 It is assumed to date from between 1871 and 1878, when most of Whistler's Nocturnes were painted.

On 5 November 1878 Whistler asked Algernon Graves (1845-1922) to send a 'Nocturne in Grey and Gold' from their galleries to Lucas (Luke) Alexander Ionides (1837-1924), and this picture was 'received and sold' by Charles Augustus Howell (1840?-1890). 2


1: 'Probably painted in the 1870s', according to YMSM 1980 [more], cat. no. 155.

2: 5 November 1878, GUW #10913.

Last updated: 22nd May 2021 by Margaret