Nocturne: Blue and Silver–Bognor

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1871-1876
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
H x W: 50.3 x 80.3 cm (19 13/16 x 31 5/8 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1906.103a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Oil painting

Keywords
beach, landscape, night, nocturne, ocean, United States
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.

Previous Owner(s)

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

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book IX: Exhibition of May 2nd, 1923. Washington. .
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book VIII. Washington, May 1923. .
  • Andrew McLaren Young, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer. The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler. Studies in British Art 2 vols. New Haven, 1980. vol. 2: pl. 56.
  • Ralph Sessions. The Poetic Vision: American Tonalism. Exh. cat. New York, 2005. fig. 34.
  • Bunkio Matsuki. James A. McNeill Whistler: In Memoriam. vol. 5. pp. 8-9.
  • Grace Dunham Guest. Whistler: The Artist and the Man. Smithsonian Institution Radio Program, vol. 10, no. 3 New York. p. 13.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. pp. 13, 123, pl. 26.
  • Ernest Francisco Fenollosa. The Place in History of Mr. Whistler's Art. Boston, December 1903. p. 14.
  • Albert Gallatin. Whistler: notes and footnotes and other memoranda. New York. p. 34.
  • Albert Gallatin. Whistler's art dicta and other essays. Boston. p. 43.
  • With Kindest Regards: The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler 1890-1903. Washington. p. 51, pl. 3.
  • Patricia de Montfort, Clare Willsdon. Whistler And Nature. Exh. cat. London, England. p. 62, fig. 37.
  • Walter Richard Sickert. Walther Sickert:The Complete Writings on Art. Oxford. p. 94.
  • Theodore Duret. Histoire de James McNeill Whistler et de Son Oeuvre. Paris. p. 122.
  • Bernhard Sickert. Whistler. London and New York. cat. 63, p. 159.
  • Elisabeth Luther Cary. The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study., First edition. New York, 1907. cat. 65, p. 166.
  • Linda Merrill. The Peacock Room: A Cultural Biography. Washington and New Haven. p. 209, fig. 5.19.
  • , Robin Asleson, Lee Glazer, Lacey Taylor Jordan, John Siewert, Marc Simpson, Sylvia Yount. After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting. Exh. cat. p. 230, fig. 114.
  • Sadakichi Hartmann. The Whistler Book: A Monograph of the Life and Position in Art of James McNeill Whister, Together with a Careful Study of His More Important Works. Boston. p. 265.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
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