Green and Violet: The Evening Walk, Dieppe, has been redated to 1896: it was formerly thought to date from the autumn of 1885. 1
This dating is based on the technique and butterfly signature, and on Whistler's known trip to Dieppe in that year.
It was probably the painting exhibited with the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts as 'Vert et violet' in 1897, and was certainly published by David Croal Thomson (1855-1930) among 'New Pictures by Mr. Whistler' in the same year. 3
2: The Academy and Literature, 26 December 1896, vol. 50, no. 1256, p. 600.
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