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

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Sketch for '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. 80), plate 61, as 'Sketch for "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, The Windrush Press, Gloucestershire, 1991, pp. 174-75.
  • Spencer, Robin (ed.), Whistler: A Retrospective, New York, 1989, repr. pl. 31.
  • Spencer, Robin, Whistler, New York, 1990, p. 130.
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler, London, 2003, p. 37.
  • Sutton, Denys, Nocturne: The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London, 1963, pp. 58, 77.
  • Sutton, Denys, James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Etchings, Pastels and Watercolours, London, 1966, p. 188, repr. pl. 39.
  • Weintraub, Stanley, Whistler: A Biography, London, 1974, pp. 166-67.

Books, General

  • 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.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Hopkinson, Martin J., James McNeill Whistler at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1990, pp. 20-21, repr.


  • Young, A. McLaren, James McNeill Whistler, Arts Council Gallery, London, and Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1960 (cat. no. 21) as 'Sketch for "Annabel Lee" '.
  • Spencer, Robin, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1969 (cat. no. 16) as 'Skizze für Annabel Lee'.
  • Pickvance, Ronald, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903): An Exhibition of Works from the University of Glasgow Collection, Nottingham University Art Gallery, Nottingham, 1970 (cat. no. 5).
  • Reff, Theodore, and Allen Staley (eds), From Realism to Symbolism: Whistler and His World, Columbia University, New York, 1971 (cat. no. 36).
  • Young, A. McLaren, Glasgow University's Pictures, Colnaghi, London, 1973 (cat. no. 71).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Whistler and Mallarmé, Glasgow University Library, Glagow, 1973 (cat. no. 31).
  • Le Symbolisme en Europe, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1975 (cat. no. 262).
  • 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. 8) p. 60, repr.
  • Black, Peter, 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.

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.
  • Spencer, Robin, 'Whistler, Manet, and the Tradition of the Avant-Garde', in: Ruth Fine (ed.), James McNeill Whistler: A Reexamination, Studies in the History of Art, vol. 19, Washington, DC, 1987, pp. 47-64, at p. 54, repr. fig. 9.


  • 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).


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Last updated: 20th October 2020 by Margaret