The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

YMSM 142
Nocturne en gris et or

Nocturne en gris et or

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1875/1883
Collection: Whereabouts Unknown
Accession Number: none
Medium: oil
Support: unknown
Size: unknown
Signature: unknown
Inscription: unknown
Frame: unknown

Date

Nocturne en gris et or probably dates from the late 1870s, and was first exhibited in 1883. 1 It was shown at the Exposition Internationale de Peinture, Galerie George Petit, Paris, 1883 (cat. no. 3) as 'Nocturne en gris et or'.

Images

Nocturne en gris et or, Whereabouts unknown
Nocturne en gris et or, Whereabouts unknown

Subject

Titles

Only one title has been suggested:

Description

When it was shown in Paris in 1883 it was described as:

'simplement brume au crépuscule, où les becs de gaz jettent des lueurs d'or.' ('simply haze at dusk, where the gas nozzles throw their glimmers of gold.') 4

The description could apply to several Nocturnes, one possibility being Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow y174 (although that is a more elaborate composition than the description suggests).

Site

Probably London, UK.

Technique

Technique

Unknown.

Conservation History

Unknown.

Frame

Unknown.

History

Provenance

Exhibitions

It was described favourably by an art critic in Paris as: 'Tendre et fin' ('tender and fine') but has not been identified. 5

Bibliography

Catalogues Raisonnés

Authored by Whistler

Catalogues 1855-1905

Journals 1855-1905

Monographs

Books on Whistler

Books, General

Catalogues 1906-Present

Journals 1906-Present

Websites

Unpublished

Other


Notes:

1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 142).

2: Exposition Internationale de Peinture, Galerie George Petit, Paris, 1883 (cat. no. 3).

3: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 142).

4: Unidentified press cutting, GUL Whistler PC 7, p. 15.

5: Unidentified press cutting, GUL Whistler PC 7, p. 15.