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

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Head of a Peasant Woman

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. 21), plate 6, as 'Head of a Peasant Woman'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • The International Society of Sculptors, Painters, and Gravers (ed.), Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late J. McNeill Whistler, London, 1905 (cat. no. 80).
  • Exposition des œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l’École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 3b).

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'The Whistler Memorial Exhibition', Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Sheffield, 23 February 1905, p. 8.

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Cary, Elizabeth Luther, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study, with a Tentative List of Artist’s Works, New York, 1907, p. 187 (cat. no. 184).
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 73-74, repr. f.p. 68 as 'Tête de paysanne'.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. no. 70).
  • Spalding, Frances, Whistler, Oxford and New York, 1979, p. 14, repr. pl. 6.
  • Spalding, Frances, Whistler, revised edition, London and New York, 1994, pp. 9, 34, repr. pl. 2.
  • Sutton, Denys, Nocturne: The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London, 1963, p. 24.

Books, General

  • Meier-Graefe, Julius, Modern Art, 2 vols., London and New York, 1908, vol. 2, pp. 204-05.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Hopkinson, Martin J., James McNeill Whistler at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1990.


  • Young, Andrew McLaren, James McNeill Whistler: An Exhibition of Paintings and Other Works, Organized by the Arts Council of Great Britain and the English-Speaking Union of the United States, London and New York, 1960 (cat. no. 2).
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1969 (cat. no. 2).
  • Pickvance, Ronald, and Andrew McLaren Young, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903): An Exhibition of Works from the University of Glasgow Collection, Nottingham, 1970 (cat. no. 2).
  • Young, A. McLaren, Glasgow University’s pictures: a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, and other works from the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow [exhibition catalogue, Colnaghi’s], London, 1973 (cat. no. 68) repr. pl. 36.
  • Sutton, Denys, and Martin Hopkinson, ホイスラー展. Whistler Exhibition in Japan, Tokyo, 1987 (cat. no. 2).
  • Ono, Ayako (ed.), ホイッスラー展. James McNeill Whistler Retrospective, Tokyo, 2014 (cat. no. 1).

Journals 1906-Present

  • None.


  • The Hunterian, University of Glasgow website, at
  • ArtUK website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 21) 'Tête de paysanne / 'Tête de femme'.


  • None.

Last updated: 13th December 2020 by Margaret