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

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Sunset, Venice

Sunset, Venice dates from 1880. 1

According to the American artist Robert Goodloe Harper Pennington (1854 or 1855-d. 1920), who was with Whistler in Venice in September 1880 and saw him painting 'small canvases' there: 'There was an upright sunset ... looking from my little terrace on the Riva degli Schiavoni over towards San Giorgio – and others that I saw him work on in 1880.' 2


1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 220).

2: Quoted by Pennell 1908 [more], vol. 1, p. 272.

Last updated: 10th November 2019 by Margaret