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

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Portrait of Luke A. Ionides

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. 32), plate 21, as 'Portrait of Luke A. Ionides'.

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. 89) as 'Portrait of L. A. Ionides, Esq.'

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 (cat. no. 435).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Joanna Dunn, and Joyce H. Townsend, 'Painting Joanna Hiffernan', in Margaret F. MacDonald (ed.), The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and Washington, 2020, pp. 33-45.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 89, 133, repr. f.p. 188.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, p. 113.
  • Sickert, Bernhard, Whistler, London and New York, 1908 (cat. nos. 57, 183).

Books, General

  • Ionides, Luke, Memories, Paris, 1925, p. 9.
  • Meier-Graefe, Julius, Modern Art, 2 vols., London and New York, 1908, vol. 2, p. 204.

Catalogues 1906-Present

  • The National Portrait Society (ed.), Catalogue of the Inaugural Exhibition, London, 1911 (cat. untraced).
  • 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. 4).

Journals 1906-Present

  • Ionides, Luke, 'Memories: Whistler in the Quartier Latin', Transatlantic Review, vol. 1, January 1924, pp. 37-52, at pp. 40-41.

Newspapers 1906-Present

  • Anon., 'The National Portrait Society at the Grafton Galleries', The Times, London, 20 January 1911, p. 10.


On Luke Ionides and his family:

  • Constantine Ionides Bequest Study Guide, V&A Museum, website at
  • Long, Christopher, 'Lucas Alexander ‘Luke’ (Alexander) Ionides', Ionides genealogy, Family Group Sheet, website at


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library (cat. no. 25) 'Portrait of Luke A. Ionides'.


  • None.

Last updated: 1st December 2020 by Margaret