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

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Capucine et Rose


Only one title is known:

  • 'Capucine et Rose' (1887, Petit). 1
  • 'Capucine et Rose' (1980, YMSM). 2

The title means 'Nasturtium and rose'.


Unknown. The title 'Nasturtium and rose' indicates either flowers (flowering plants of the genus Tropaeolum) or colours: nasturtiums can range from yellow and orange to red, and roses from white and yellow to red and purple. It is possible that this was a figure study, or that these colours provided a point of focus in a street scene.

Flower Market, Dieppe, Freer Gallery of Art
Flower Market, Dieppe, Freer Gallery of Art

For instance in the watercolour Flower market: Dieppe [M.1026], the artist focussed on vivid orange and red flowers.


If, as is suggested, Capucine et rose was actually the watercolour known as Flower market: Dieppe [M.1026], then it was painted in the port of Dieppe on the French coast.


No model has been identified, and it is not certain that this was a figure study.


1: Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (cat. no. 204).

2: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 363).

Last updated: 2nd April 2019 by Margaret