Nocturne in Grey and Gold: Chelsea Snow

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American (Lowell, MA 1834 - 1903 London, England)
Nocturne in Grey and Gold: Chelsea Snow, 1876
Former Title: Harmony in Grey and Gold
Former Title: Nocturne--Grey and Gold Snow
Former Title: Chelsea Nocturne
19th century
Creation Place: United States
Oil on canvas
47 x 62.2 cm (18 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.)
framed: 72.7 x 88.3 x 6.4 cm (28 5/8 x 34 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.172
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
Sold by the artist to C.A. Howell, London, February 22, 1878; his sale to Alfred Chapman, Esq., 1878; his sale back to Whistler, after 1894 [through Goupil Galleries?]; his sale to John James Cowan, December 1898; Edwin Amsinck; to his wife, Antoinie Amsinck; her bequest to the Hamburger Kunsthalle, 1921; its sale to Galerie Paffrath, Dusseldorf, May 17, 1926; Barbizon House, London; Knoedler & Co., New York; Scott and Fowles, New York; their sale to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, March 1933; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
II Summer Exhibition, exh. cat., Grosvenor Gallery (London, England, 1878), no. 57

Exhibition of Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces: Small Collection Kindly Lent by Their Owners, exh. cat., Goupil Gallery (London, England, 1892), no. 16

Thomas R. Way, The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation, George Bell and Sons, Ltd. (London, England, 1903), pp. 20, 60-61

Theodore Duret, Histoire de J. McN. Whistler et de son Oeuvre., Henri Floury (Paris, France, 1904), repr. opposite p. 82

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, G. P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY, 1904), pp. 126, 307-308

"[Unidentified article]", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (1905), ser. 3, vol. 34, p. 239., p. 239, reproduced

Bernhard Sickert, Whistler, Duckworth & and Co. (London, England, 1908), pp. 142, 145, 159

Elizabeth Robins Pennell and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, J. B. Lippincott/W. Heinemann (Philadelphia, PA and London, England, 1908), v. I, pp. 166-167

Michael Bryan, Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, George Bell and Sons, Ltd. (London, England, 1909-1910), v. 5, p. 363

Katalog der Neuren Meister, exh. cat., Hamburger Kunsthalle (Hamburg, Germany, 1922), no. 2487, p. 243

James Laver, Whistler, Faber & and Faber (London) (London, England, 1930), p. 182

Art in New England, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1939), p. 91

Denys Sutton, James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Etchings, Pastels and Watercolors, Phaidon Press (London, England, 1966), p. 192, reproduced plate 80

Donald Holden, Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes, Watson-Guptill Publications (New York, NY, 1969), p. 46, reproduced p. 47

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 93, ill.

Stanley Weintraub, Whistler: A Biography, Weybright and Talley (New York, NY, 1974), pp. 140-141

Denys Sutton, "The Victorian Scene", Apollo (November 1978), vol. CVII, reproduced in b/w p. 291, text pp. 290-291

Andrew McLaren Young and Margaret F. MacDonald, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 1980), vol. I p. 100, no. 174, reproduced b/w vol. II, pl. 94

Pierre Cabanne, Whistler, Crown Publishers Inc. (New York, NY, 1985), p. 257, ill

Pierre Cabanne, Whistler, Marshall Cavendish Ltd. (London, England, 1985), p.257, ill.

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), p. 185, cat. 210, ill.

Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: A Reexamination, exh. cat., ed. Ruth E. Fine National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., 1987), mentioned p. 22

Robin Spencer, ed., Whistler: A Retrospective, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. (New York, NY, 1989), reproduced in color pl. 49, p. 162

Timothy Anglin Burgard, American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1994), p. 10, cat. 21

Isabelle Enaud Lechien, James Whistler: Le paintre et le polémiste, ACR PocheCouleur (Paris, France, 1995), pp. 84 - 86, reproduced in color, p. 85

Christopher Newall, The Grosvenor Gallery Exhibitions: Change and Continuity in the Victorian Art World, Cambridge University Press (U.K.) (Cambridge, 1995), p. 135

Linda Merrill, After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting, exh. cat., SDZ (Belgium, 2003), page 66, repr. in color

William Chapman Sharpe, New York Nocturne: The City After Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850-1950, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ, 2008), pp. 95-96, fig. 2.7

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. 412-13, cat. no. 441, reproduced in color, p. 413

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), pp. 487-88, cat. 215, ill.

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., ed. Stephan Wolohojian The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, NY, 2003), pp. 471-72, cat. 215, ill.

Exhibition History
Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 05/01/1878 - 08/05/1878, no. 57
Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Unknown venue, Munich, Munich, 07/01/1888 - 12/31/1888, no. 57
Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Goupil Gallery, London, 01/01/1892 - 12/31/1892, no. 16
8th Exhibition, Société des Artistes Indépendants, Société des Artistes Indépendants, Paris, 03/19/1892 - 04/27/1892, no. 1069
Unidentified Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1901, [Unknown venue, Edinburgh], Edinburgh, 01/01/1901 - 12/31/1901, no. 347
Unidentified Exhibition, London Academy of Art, 1930, London Academy of Art, London, 01/01/1930 - 12/31/1930
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972, 93
American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/01/1994 - 12/30/1994, 21
The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/29/1995 - 05/13/2001
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003, 215; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003, 215; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004, 215
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 -