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

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Arrangement in Red and Black




  • 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886 (cat. no. 50) as 'Arrangement in red and black'.

It was estimated by Dowdeswell at £30 but priced £40 by Whistler. 1

The Saturday Review, 22 May 1886, gave no description that would help to help identify this painting, but compared it with Blue and Orange: Sweet Shop [YMSM 263] and stated that they 'are painted in lower, richer, and fuller colours than most, and are pushed further, for which they are none the worse.' 2


1: Annotated catalogue, GUI. Whistler EC 1886.

2: Press cutting in GUL Whistler PC 8, p. 8.

Last updated: 12th October 2019 by Margaret