Marine: Blue and Grey was painted in the mid-1880s; it probably dates from Whistler's stay in St Ives in 1884, or shortly afterwards.
It was once thought to date from the early 1890s, but the signature and dark colouration suggest the earlier date. 1
It may have been among paintings exhibited in 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884, such as Sea and Storm: Grey and Green [YMSM 283].
Last updated: 17th April 2021 by Margaret