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

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Trouville Beach

Trouville Beach was first recorded when exhibited in 1900, but could have dated from the 1860s or late 1890s. 1

Whistler was in Trouville more than once and painted several seascapes there, particularly in 1865 (see, for instance Sea and Rain [YMSM 065]), and in the late 1890s (see The Shore, Pourville [YMSM 521]). It is slightly more likely that this dated from 1899/1900, because it was lent by Whistler to the Fifth Annual Exhibition, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1900-1901 (cat. no. 259) as ‘Trouville Beach’.


1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 540).

Last updated: 14th December 2020 by Margaret