The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

YMSM 517
Study of the Sea from a Boat (duplicate)

Study of the Sea from a Boat (duplicate)

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1893
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Date

Violet and Blue: Among the Rollers, Detroit Institute of Arts
Violet and Blue: Among the Rollers, Detroit Institute of Arts

This painting, at one time known only from exhibition records as Study of the Sea from a Boat, has been identified as Violet and Blue: Among the Rollers y413, which dates from 1893. 1

Images

Violet and Blue: Among the Rollers, Detroit Institute of Arts
Violet and Blue: Among the Rollers, Detroit Institute of Arts

History

Provenance

Mrs Brimmer, the first named owner, died in 1905. According to her executors, Welch & Forbes of Boston, who were trustees of her estate, a 'Small marine by Whistler' was listed in an undated list among 'Articles borrowed by the Museum from other heirs' of Mrs Brimmer. The painting remained in the family for may years until sold in 2006. See Violet and Blue: Among the Rollers y413

Exhibitions

In a catalogue of the 1904 Boston exhibition, originally owned by Frank Gair Macomber (1849-1941) and now in the Boston Public Library, the title is given as 'The Sea', and it was described as 'Dark green sea with gray & blue sky' and valued at $2500.

Bibliography

Catalogues Raisonnés

Catalogues 1855-1905

Journals 1906-Present


Notes:

1: See MacDonald 2007 [more]. In 1980 it was identified incorrectly as Study of the Sea from a Boat and dated July or August 1899, YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 517).

2: See MacDonald 2007 [more].