James Staats Forbes (1823-1904), London 
Obach & Co., London, to 1904 
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Obach & Co. in 1904 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office. Also, according to Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record, an undated note from C.L. Freer states: "From the Forbes Collection."
 See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 15, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 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.
- Previous Owner(s)
Obach & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
James Staats Forbes 1823 - 1904
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Many of the paintings Whistler executed in Pourville-sur-Mer in 1899 were completed in September or October, after most vacationers would have returned home. Grey and Gold: High Tide at Pourville exudes the off-season melancholy Whistler described in an 1896 letter to his sister-in-law: "A seaside place after the season is like a theatre in the daytime-there is an uncanny sort of loneliness about it."
- Published References
- Andrew McLaren Young, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer. The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler. Studies in British Art 2 vols. New Haven, 1980. pl. 334.
- David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. pp. 23, 155, pl. 64.
- With Kindest Regards: The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler 1890-1903. Washington. p. 121, fig. 33.
- Collection Area(s)
- American Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum