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

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Grey and Silver: La Petite Souris

Grey and Silver: La Petite Souris dates from between 1897 and 1898. 1

The model, Muriel Smith (1883-1923), was posing to Whistler in the autumn of 1897. 2 Whistler was prepared to sell this painting in 1898. 3 It was first exhibited at the Exhibition of International Art, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, Knightsbridge, London, 1898 (cat. no. 176).


1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 502).

2: Whistler to R. Birnie Philip, [11 August 1897], GUW #04716. See Blue and Coral: The Little Blue Bonnet [YMSM 500].

3: Whistler to Christine Anderson, [August/September 1898], GUW #00792.

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