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Nocturne: Blue and Silver--Bognor

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    1871-1876
  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Oil on canvas
  • Dimension

    H x W: 50.3 x 80.3 cm (19 13/16 x 31 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1906.103a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1906.103a-b

Object Details

  • Artist

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • Provenance

    To 1906
    Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), Liverpool, to 1906 [1]
    From 1906 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Alfred Chapman in 1906 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 2, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, the letter from Charles Lang Freer to Alfred Chapman dated October 13, 1899, in the object file.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Freer’s Global Network: Artists, Collectors, and Dealers (October 15, 2022 - ongoing)
    Freer & Whistler: Points of Contact (February 23, 2008 to January 3, 2016)
    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) (April 3, 2001 to January 24, 2008)
    Art for Art's Sake (July 23, 1997 to January 24, 2008)
    Whistler & Japan (May 14, 1995 to January 1, 1996)
    American Paintings: James McNeill Whistler 1834-1903 (February 6, 1985 to March 4, 1986)
    James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art—Whistler and the Landscape (May 11, 1984 to February 5, 1985)
    American Paintings: James McNeill Whistler 1834-1903 (September 16, 1981 to March 26, 1984)
    American Paintings: James McNeill Whistler (November 11, 1976 to March 18, 1981)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 10 and 11 (February 25, 1956 to November 3, 1959)
    Untitled Exhibition, Whistler Oil Paintings, Gallery 3, 1955 (December 16, 1955 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, American Oil Paintings, Gallery 3, 1947 (September 25, 1947 to April 12, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Works of Whistler (September 22, 1947 to April 11, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Whistler Watercolors, Oil Paintings, and Pastels (January 20, 1944 to October 13, 1947)
    Untitled Exhibition, American Oil Paintings (May 1, 1933 to February 6, 1944)
    Whistler Landscapes, Oil (January 20, 1928 to May 1, 1933)
    Whistler Oils Exhibition (January 8, 1925 to January 20, 1928)
    American Paintings by J.A.McN. Whistler (May 2, 1923 to January 8, 1925)
    American Paintings, J.A.McN. Whistler (May 2, 1923 to February 12, 1944)
    Untitled Exhibition, University of Michigan Club, Detroit, 1914 (1914)
    A Selection of Art Objects from the Freer Collection Exhibited in the New Building of the National Museum (April 15 to June 15, 1912)
    Paintings in Oil and Pastel by James A. McNeill Whistler (March 15 to May 31, 1910)
    Exposition des Oeuvres de James McNeill Whistler (May 1905)
    Comparative Exhibition of Native and Foreign Art at the Galleries of the American Fine Arts Society (November 15 to December 11, 1904)
    Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler (February 23 to March 22, 1904)
    Untitled Exhibition, Montross Gallery, 1901 (1901)
    Pan-American Exposition, Exhibition of Fine Arts (May 1 to November 2, 1901)
    Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces (March through April, 1892)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Alfred Chapman (1839-1917) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 09: Freer’s Global Network
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