The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

YMSM 363
Capucine et Rose

Capucine et Rose

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1885/1887
Collection: Whereabouts Unknown
Accession Number: none
Medium: oil or watercolour
Support: unknown
Size: unknown
Signature: unknown
Inscription: unknown
Frame: unknown

Date

Capucine et Rose probably dates from the mid-1880s and was first exhibited in 1887. 1 It is not certain whether it was an oil or watercolour. 2

Flower Market, Dieppe, Freer Gallery of Art
Flower Market, Dieppe, Freer Gallery of Art

It is just possible that it was the watercolour Flower market: Dieppe m1026, which was painted in Dieppe in 1885.

Images

Capucine et Rose, Whereabouts Unknown
Capucine et Rose, Whereabouts Unknown

Flower Market, Dieppe, Freer Gallery of Art
Flower Market, Dieppe, Freer Gallery of Art

Subject

Titles

Only one title is known:

The title means 'Nasturtium and rose'.

Description

Unknown. The title 'Nasturtium and rose' indicates either flowers (flowering plants of the genus Tropaeolum) or colours: nasturtiums can range from yellow and orange to red, and roses from white and yellow to red and purple. It is possible that this was a figure study, or that these colours provided a point of focus in a street scene.

Flower Market, Dieppe, Freer Gallery of Art
Flower Market, Dieppe, Freer Gallery of Art

For instance in the watercolour Flower market: Dieppe m1026, the artist focussed on vivid orange and red flowers.

Site

If, as is suggested, Capucine et rose was actually the watercolour known as Flower market: Dieppe m1026, then it was painted in the port of Dieppe on the French coast.

Sitter

No model has been identified, and it is not certain that this was a figure study.

Technique

Technique

It is not known if this was an oil or watercolour.

Conservation History

Unknown.

History

Provenance

Unknown.

Exhibitions

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Unpublished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: Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (cat. no. 204).

2: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 363). MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 1112).

3: Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (cat. no. 204).

4: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 363).