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

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Harmony in Blue and Silver: Beaching the Boat, √Čtretat

Harmony in Blue and Silver: Beaching the Boat, Étretat probably dates from August or September 1897. 1

Harmony in Blue and Silver: Beaching the Boat, Étretat, Fogg Museum of Art
Harmony in Blue and Silver: Beaching the Boat, Étretat, Fogg Museum of Art

However, it was probably touched up and completed in the following year, for on 5 June 1898 Whistler wrote to Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), 'I went and signed, and put the finishing touches upon, the little marine of Etretat for you ... It is now a little beauty!' 2

Notes:

1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 483).

2: [5 June 1898], GUW #09779.

Last updated: 18th October 2020 by Margaret