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



Research on the online catalogue is centred in the University of Glasgow (recipients of Whistler’s estate), and benefits from the support of The Hunterian, the School of Culture and Creative Arts (SCCA), Special Collections, University of Glasgow Library, and the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), with collaboration between art historians, technical art historians, conservators and curators.

The research team is led by Dr Margaret F. MacDonald, Professor of Art History, in SCCA, in collaboration with Research Associate Dr Dr Grischka Petri (University of Bonn and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow) and IT Research Systems Developers Graeme Cannon and Luca Guariento. Carolyn Alexander acted as administrative assistant, and Alicia Hughes, as an intern. Technical input came from Professor Joyce H. Townsend, Chief Conservator, Tate Britain, Professor Erma Hermens, Rijksmuseum, and other colleagues. Information on the frames has been provided by Dr Sarah L. Parkerson Day. Biographies were mostly written by Dr Joanna Meacock, Glasgow Museums, and M. F. MacDonald, with valuable input from genealogists Tahitia McCabe and Antoinette Sutton. IT assistance was provided by Helen MacDonald, Glasgow Women’s Library, and copy-editing by MacDonaldEditing, Leiden, and members of the Project Team.

The project is based on collaboration between four major collections: the University of Glasgow (recipients of Whistler’s estate), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the Colby College Museum of Art, which together form the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies. It is supported by many major collections including the Frick Collection, the National Gallery of Art, Tate Britain, and includes paintings in public and private collections.

Our distinguished Editorial Board includes Ruth Fine, Dr Susan Galassi, Dr Lee Glazer, Martin Hopkinson, Justin McCann, Dr Linda Merrill, Dr Martha Tedeschi, Professor Pamela Robertson, and the late Robin Spencer.

Citing the Catalogue:

Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, James McNeill Whistler: The paintings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow, 2020, website at

Little Juniper Bud - Lizzie Willis, 1896 after, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

Little Juniper Bud - Lizzie Willis, 1896 after, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow