The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

YMSM 346
Arrangement in Red and Black

Arrangement in Red and Black

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1886
Collection: Whereabouts Unknown
Accession Number: none
Medium: oil
Support: unknown
Size: unknown
Signature: unknown
Inscription: unknown
Frame: unknown

Date

Arrangement in Red and Black may date from 1886 and was first exhibited in that year. 1

Images

Arrangement in Red and Black, Whereabouts Unknown
Arrangement in Red and Black, Whereabouts Unknown

Subject

Titles

Only one title is known:

The 1980 title uses capitals for consistency with other titles.

Description

Unknown.

Site

Unknown.

Sitter

Unknown.

Technique

Technique

The Saturday Review compared it with Blue and Orange: Sweet Shop y263 and stated that they 'are painted in lower, richer, and fuller colours than most, and are pushed further.' 4

Conservation History

Unknown.

Frame

Unknown.

History

Provenance

Unknown.

Exhibitions

It was estimated by Dowdeswell at £30 but priced £40 by Whistler. 5

The Saturday Review, 22 May 1886, gave no description that would help to help identify this painting, but compared it with Blue and Orange: Sweet Shop y263 and stated that they 'are painted in lower, richer, and fuller colours than most, and are pushed further, for which they are none the worse.' 6

Bibliography

Catalogues Raisonnés

Authored by Whistler

Catalogues 1855-1905

Newspapers 1855-1905

Journals 1855-1905

Monographs

Books on Whistler

Books, General

Catalogues 1906-Present

Journals 1906-Present

Websites

Unpublished

Other


Notes:

1: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886 (cat. no. 50). YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 346).

2: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886 (cat. no. 50).

3: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 346).

4: Press cutting dated 22 May 1886, GUL Whistler PC 8, p. 8.

5: Annotated catalogue, GUI. Whistler EC 1886.

6: Press cutting in GUL Whistler PC 8, p. 8.