Harmony in Blue and Silver: Beaching the Boat, Étretat

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American (Lowell, MA 1834 - 1903 London, England)
Harmony in Blue and Silver: Beaching the Boat, Étretat, c. 1897
19th-20th century
Creation Place: United States
Oil on wood panel
13.6 x 23.5 cm (5 3/8 x 9 1/4 in.)
framed: 29.5 x 40 x 4.5 cm (11 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.175
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
signed: l.c. Butterfly monogram
Purchased from the artist by Hon. Judge William Evans, 1901; sold to Scott and Fowles, New York, 1916; sold to Hunt Henderson, 1917; his bequest to Tulane University, 1939; sold to Grenville L. Winthrop through Macdonald Gallery, April 1941; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
New Gallery, Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late J. McNeill Whistler, exh. cat., (London, England, 1905), no. 55 p. 98

Elisabeth Luther Cary, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study with a Tentative List of the Artist's Work, Moffat, Yard and Company (New York, 1907), no. 407, p. 217

Bernhard Sickert, Whistler, Duckworth & and Co. (London, England, 1908), no. 173, p. 173

Elizabeth Robins Pennell and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, J. B. Lippincott/W. Heinemann (Philadelphia, PA and London, England, 1908), reproduced vol. II, opp. page 184

Andrew McLaren Young and Margaret F. MacDonald, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 1980), vol. I, p. 209, no. 483, and vol. II, reproduced in b/w, pl. 311

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 435-36, cat. no. 462, reproduced in b&w, p. 462

Exhibition History
Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler: First President of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, London, 02/22/1905 - 04/15/1905
Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Prints by James McNeill Whistler, courtesy of the Henderson Family of New Orleans, Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, 04/08/1937 - 04/23/1937
Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977
For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004 -