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

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The Blue Band


Only one title is known:

  • 'The Blue Band' (1904, M. Menpes). 1
  • 'The Blue Band' (1980, YMSM). 2


Described by Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938) as 'a fish shop with a blue band'. 3


St Ives, Cornwall. It was a very busy fishing port and there were several fish-shops (if the subject was really a fish shop as described by Mortimer Menpes, and not a sweet shop).


1: Menpes 1904 A [more], pp. 118-19, 140.

2: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 262)

3: Menpes 1904 A [more], pp. 118-19, 140.

Last updated: 2nd October 2019 by Grischka