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

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The Jade Necklace

Catalogues Raisonnés

  • Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980 (cat. no. 478) as 'The Jade Necklace', plates 309, 438.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • 10th exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1900 (cat. no. 5) as 'Green and Gold. The Lady of the Black Heart'.
  • Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 34) as 'The Jade Necklace'.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'Art in Portraiture', Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, Manchester, 14 November 1900, p. 8.
  • Anon., 'London Letter', Western Daily Press, Bristol, 14 November 1900, p. 8.
  • Anon., 'The Society of Portrait Painters …', The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 14 November 1900, p. 9.
  • Anon., [Society of Portrait Painters], Aberdeen Free Press, Aberdeen, 16 November 1900.
  • Anon., 'The Portrait Painters', Pall Mall Gazette, London, 17 November 1900, pp. 4-5.
  • Anon., 'Ladies' Letter', Northern Whig, Antrim, 22 November 1900, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'The Sketch on the Picture Shows', The Sketch, London, 28 November 1900, p. 16.

Journals 1855-1905

  • Rinder, Frank, 'English Art in Various Galleries', Art Journal, January 1901, pp. 28-30, at p. 28.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Anderson, Ronald, and Ann Koval, James McNeill Whistler: Beyond the Myth, London, 1994, p. 417.
  • Cary, Elizabeth Luther, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study, with a Tentative List of Artist’s Works, New York, 1907 (cat. no. 198).
  • Enaud-Lechien, Isabelle, James Whistler, le peintre et le polémiste (1834-1903), Courbevoie, 1995, pp. 162-63, repr.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Susan Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, and Patricia de Montfort, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, p. 208.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 130).
  • Walker, John, James McNeill Whistler, New York, 1987, pp. 131-32, repr.

Books, General

  • None.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 64).
  • Young, A. McLaren, Glasgow University's Pictures, Colnaghi, London, 1973 (cat. no. 117).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Whistler Pastels and Related Works in the Hunterian Art Gallery, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 1984, p. 43 (not exhibited).

Journals 1906-Present

  • None.


  • The Hunterian website at
  • Art UK website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 237).


  • Parkerson, Sarah Lawrence, Variations in Gold: The Stylistic Development of the Picture Frames used by James McNeill Whistlers, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2007.

Last updated: 19th April 2021 by Margaret