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

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Blue and Opal: Herring Fleet


Only one title is known, with varying punctuation:

  • 'Blue and opal – Herring Fleet' (1884, Dowdeswell). 1
  • 'Blue and Opal: Herring Fleet' (1980, YMSM). 2


Presumably this showed the small fishing boats of the vast herring fleet at sea.


St Ives, Cornwall.


1: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884 (cat. no. 48).

2: YMSM 1980 [more] 'Blue and Opal: Herring Fleet' (cat. no. 273), see also 'Pink and Opal: Harbour' (cat. no. 272).

Last updated: 13th December 2020 by Margaret