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

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Chelsea Shops: Yellow and Grey

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. 246), plate 222, as 'Chelsea Shops: Yellow and Grey'.

Authored by Whistler

  • None.

Catalogues 1855-1905

  • 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884 (cat. no. 11) as 'Chelsea: Yellow and Grey'.
  • Possibly Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (cat. no. 208) as 'Rose et Brun: Les Boutiques de Chelsea'.
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 3) as 'Chelsea Shops'.

Newspapers 1855-1905

  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler's Exhibition', London Evening Standard, London, 19 May 1884, p. 2.
  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler's Exhibition', The Daily News, London, 21 May 1884, p. 7.
  • Anon., 'Man about town, The County Gentleman, Sporting Gazette and Agricultural Journal, London, 24 May 1884, p. 8; press cutting in GUL Whistler PC 6, p. 57.
  • 'M.C.S.' [Malcolm Charles Salaman], Kensington News, London, 29 May 1884.
  • Kensington News, London, 29 May 1884.
  • Anon., 'Art Notes', Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, 3 July 1884, p. 6.

Journals 1855-1905

  • None.


  • None.

Books on Whistler

  • Glazer, Lee, Emily Jacobsen, Blyth McCarthy, and Katherine Roeder, Whistler in Watercolor. Lovely Little Games, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2019, p. 219.
  • Holden, Donald, Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes, New York, 1969, p. 69, pl. 24.
  • Prideaux, Tom, The World of Whistler, New York, 1970, p. 181.
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner, A Fragile Modernism. Whistler and his Impressionist Followers, London and New Haven, 2007, pp. 28-29, 126-28, repr. p. 126.
  • Spalding, Frances, Whistler, Oxford and New York, 1979, pl. 67.
  • Sutton, Denys, Nocturne: The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London, 1963, repr. fig. 51.
  • Sutton, Denys, James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Etchings, Pastels and Watercolours, London, 1966, pl. 103.

Books, General

  • Lawton, Thomas, Freer: a Legacy of Art, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1993, p. 197, fig. 134.
  • Robins, Anna Greutzner, Walter Sickert: The Complete Writings on Art, Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 75-76.

Catalogues 1906-Present


  • Stubbs, Burns A., Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Prints and Copper Plates by and attributed to American and European Artists, together with a List of Original Whistleriana in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1948, p. 16 (02.149).
  • Curry, David Park, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, New York and London, 1984, pp. 28, 128, pl. 32.


  • Selection of Art Objects from The Freer Collection, National Museum, Washington, DC, 1912 (cat. no. 12).
  • Merrill, Linda, et al., After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2003, p. 196 (not exhibited).
  • Myers, Kenneth John, Mr. Whistler’s Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2003, pp. 88-89 as 'Chelsea shops', repr. p. 58.
  • Weinberg, H. Barbara, Childe Hassam: American Impressionist, New York and New Haven, 2004, p. 211, fig. 220 (not exhibited).

Journals 1906-Present

  • None.


  • Freer Gallery of Art website at
  • Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London, 2012-2013, website at
  • Hausberg, Meg, and Victoria Sancho Lobis, Whistler and Roussel: Linked Visions, Art Institute of Chicago, 2015, URL.


  • Revillon, Joseph Whistler, Draft Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of J. McN. Whistler, [ca 1945-1955], Glasgow University Library ( 369).


  • Parkerson, Sarah Lawrence, Variations in Gold: The Stylistic Development of the Picture Frames used by James McNeill Whistlers, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2007.

Last updated: 31st December 2020 by Margaret