Nocturne: Black and Gold – Rag Shop, Chelsea probably dates from between 1881 and 1884. 1
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913) recalls a night about 1881 when Whistler made a drawing which is similar in subject to Nocturne: Black and Gold - Rag Shop, Chelsea [YMSM 204] (see Nocturne: Chelsea [YMSM 235]). 2
It was first exhibited in Whistler's one-man exhibition, 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884 (cat. no. 58) as 'Nocturne, black and gold – No. 6, Rag Shop, Chelsea'.
Last updated: 31st December 2020 by Margaret