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

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Annabel Lee

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. 79), plate 60, as 'Annabel Lee'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • None.

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Fleming, G. H., James Abbott McNeill Whistler. A Life, Moreton-in-Marsh, 1991, pp. 174-75.
  • Getscher, Robert Harold, James Abbott McNeill Whistler Pastels, New York, 1991, pp. 132, 194 note 82.
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., (ed.) Whistler's Mother: An American Icon, Aldershot and Burlington, 2003, p. 30.
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, p. 89.
  • Spencer, Robin (ed.), Whistler: A Retrospective, New York, 1989, pp. 83, 129.
  • Spencer, Robin, Whistler, New York, 1990, p. 130.
  • Sutton, Denys, Nocturne: The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London, 1963, pp. 58, 77.
  • Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, pp. 98, 135-38.

Books, General

  • Bendiner, Kenneth, An Introduction to Victorian Painting, New Haven and London, 1985, p. 91, repr. fig. 48, p. 160 note 25.
  • Willis, B. P., J. R. Lowell and R. R. Griswold, The Works of the late E. A. Poe, New York: J. S. Redfield, 1850, vol. 2, pp. 27-28.
  • Mumford, Elizabeth, Whistler's Mother: the Life of Anna McNeill Whistler, Boston, 1939, pp. 288-93.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Hopkinson, Martin, James McNeill Whistler at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1990, p. 20.


  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 21, ref.).
  • Young, A. McLaren, Glasgow University's Pictures, Colnaghi, London, 1973 (cat. no. 71, ref.).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Whistler and Mallarmé, Glasgow University Library, Glasgow, 1973 (cat. no. 31).
  • ホイスラー展. Whistler Exhibition in Japan, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo; Shizuoka Prefectural Museum, Shizuoka, 1986 (cat. no. 7) p. 59, repr.
  • Garnett, Oliver, 'A Note on Whistler and William Graham', in ホイスラー展. Whistler Exhibition in Japan, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo; Shizuoka Prefectural Museum, Shizuoka, 1986, pp. 214-15.
  • Hopkinson, Martin, From Apprentice to Master: Whistler's Graphic Art, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1992 (cat. no. 18).
  • Dorment, Richard, and Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1994-1995, pp. 141, 152 (not exhibited).
  • James McNeill Whistler: selected works from the Hunterian Art Gallery, Dixon Gallery, 2004-2005; Taft Museum of Art, 2005; Philbrook Museum of Art, 2005; Boca Raton Museum of Art, 2005-2006; Taylor Museum of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 2006; Nevada Museum of Art, 2007; Tyler Museum of Art, 2007, ref. (not exhibited).
  • Ono, Ayako (ed.), ホイッスラー展. James McNeill Whistler Retrospective, Tokyo, 2014 (cat. no. 23).

Journals 1906-Present

  • MacDonald, Margaret F., 'Whistler: The Painting of the “Mother” ', Gazette des beaux-arts, vol. 85, February 1975, pp. 73-88, at p. 75.


  • Hunterian 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. 142).


  • Burr, Annette Parker, James McNeill Whistler: the Scottish Connection, M.Phil. thesis, University of Virginia, 1993, p. 40 note 18, p. 74.
  • Getscher, Robert H., 'Whistler's Puritanical Nudes', in Zelman, Anita, and Angela De Tolla-Smyth, A Symposium Window on Whistler's World, Held in Conjunction with Drawing Near: Whistler Etchings from the Zelman Collection, 15 September 1984, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Graphic Arts Council; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, American Art Council, Los Angeles, 1984, p. 90.

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