The Beach at Marseille may date from January 1901 or later. 1
If this painting is by Whistler, which is doubtful, it could have been painted when Whistler was convalescing from illness in Marseilles in January 1901. He was very ill for several weeks and the unevenness of style seen in this painting could conceivably be due to this. He went on to Corsica when sufficiently recovered but it was some time before he was able to paint oils to his satisfaction.
Last updated: 25th November 2020 by Margaret