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Creator James McNeill Whistler, 1834–1903, American, active in Britain (from 1859)
Title Nocturne in Blue and Silver
Date 1872 to 1878, butterfly added ca. 1885
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 17 1/2 x 24 inches (44.5 x 61 cm) Frame: 27 1/4 x 33 3/8 x 2 5/8 inches (69.2 x 84.8 x 6.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/
Marks/
Lettering
Signed in monogram with butterfly, lower left
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Accession Number B1994.19
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1669300
Subject Terms abstract art | blue | boat | buildings | clock tower | dark | darkness | factories | industry | lights | marine art | music | night | river | sea | seascape | shore (landform) | signature (name) | town | water | waterfront
Place Represented Battersea | Chelsea | England | Greater London | London | Thames | United Kingdom
Publications

Julia Marciari-Alexander, This other Eden, paintings from the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1998, p. 164, no. 67, ND1314.3 Y36 1998 (YCBA)


Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2006, pp. 30-31, 34, V 1699 (YCBA)


Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 : [exhibition and label text], [New Haven, 2006, [p. 6], V 1699:1 (YCBA)


Robert Slifkin, James Whistler as the invisible man, anti-aestheticism and artistic vision, Oxford Art Journal, vol. 29, no. 1, March, 2006, p. 58, fig. 3, V 1671 (YCBA) , Also available online (Orbis)


Katharine Jordan Lochnan, Turner, Whistler, Monet, Tate Publishing, London, 2004, no. 48, NJ18 T85 L5652 2004 (YCBA) +


Linda Merrill, After Whistler, the artist and his influence on American painting, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2003, pp. 4, 110-11, no. 6, NJ18 W57 A4 2003 + (YCBA)


The Grosvenor Gallery, a palace of art in Victorian England, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1996, pp. 97, 199, no. 68, fig. 53, pl. 32, N1165 G76 G76 1996 (YCBA)


Richard Dorment, James McNeill Whistler, Tate Publishing, London, 1994, p. 128, no. 52, NJ18 W57 D67 1994 (YCBA) +


Andrew McLaren Young, The paintings of James McNeill Whistler, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1980, no. 151 (v. 1), pl. 150 (v. 2), NJ18 W57 Y69 1980 (YCBA) +


Elizabeth Robins Pennell, The life of James McNeill Whistler, J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia London, 1911, pp. 161-67, NJ18 W57 P37 1911 (HAAS)


M. V. Alper, American Mythologies in Painting, Arts Magazine, vol. 46, Summer 1972, p. 50, N1 A415 OVERSISE (HAAS)


Donald Holden, James McNeill Whistler: Master of Limited Color, American Artist, vol. 37, April 1973, pp. 38-43, N1 A243 OVERSIZE (HAAS)


Susan Hobbs, Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Magazine Antiques, vol. 120, November 1981, pp. 1194-202, NK1125 A3 OVERSIZE (HAAS)


Terry Ingram, A Win for Yale, ART News, February 1995, p. 33, N1 A6 OVERSIZE (HAAS)


Facetiae [The Newest Thing in Wall-Paper], London Reader: Of Literature, Science, Art and General Information, vol. 32, January 1879, p. 238, Available in British Periodicals Database.


Honora Twycross, Japanese Pictures, English Illustrated Magazine, vol. 18, September 1904, p. 529, WD 9118 (LSF - Mudd)


Dianne Hauserman Pilgrim, Revival of Pastels in Nineteenth Century America: The Society of Painters in Pastel, American Art Journal, vol. 10, November 1978, pp. 43-62, N6505 A618 (HAAS) , Available online through JStor.


Marc SImpson, Like breath on glass, Whistler, Inness, and the art of painting softly, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass. New Haven, 2008, pp. 112-3, pl. 1, NJ18 W57 S57 2008 (YCBA)


Christopher Neve, View of the River: James McNeill Whistler in London, Country Life, v. 148, December 10 1970, pp. 1122-23, S3 C68 + (YCBA)


Lagoon, Venice : Nocturne in Blue and Silver (Art Reproduction), ArtsCanada, v. 28, October 1971, p. 18, J10 Ar918 OVERSIZE (HAAS)


Nocturne in Blue and Silver, no. 1 (Art Reproduction), Art Quarterly, v. 10, 1947, p. 11?, J10 Ar81 + (LSF)


Nocturne in Blue and Silver : Lagoon in Venice (Art Reproduction), ART News, v. 44, November 1, 1945, p. 21, N1 A6 OVERSIZE (HAAS)


Prof. David Bindman, The History of British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 2008, p. 85 (v.3), fig. 55, N6761 H57 2008 + Oversize (YCBA)


John McDonald, A Feast of Mellon, Sydney Morning Herald, May 9, 1998, p. 14, Film An Sy25 (SML) , Also Available Online (Factiva database)


Margaret F. MacDonald, An American in London : Whistler and the Thames, London, 2013, pp. 128, 174, cat. no. 65, NJ18.W57 M2422 2013 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


James McNeill Whistler retrospective, Nihon Ho¯so¯ Kyo¯kai, Tokyo, 2014, pp. 181, 277, cat. no. 124, NJ18.W57 J35 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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