UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08210
Date: [1/8 April 1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: A/PD[3]


NOCTURNES, MARINES, &
CHEVALET PIECES.[4]
[BUTTERFLY SIGNATURE]

J. McNEILL WHISTLER,
CHELSEA.

1.-NOCTURNE[5]
GREY AND SILVER - CHELSEA EMBANKMENT - WINTER
Borrow for Münich[6]
 
2.-SYMPHONY IN WHITE[7], NO. III
Borrow for Paris[8]
 
3.-CHELSEA[9] IN ICE
Borrow for Münich
 
4.-NOCTURNE[10]
BLUE AND GOLD - OLD BATTERSEA BRIDGE
Borrow for Münich
 
5.-THE LANGE LEIZEN[11]-OF THE SIX MARKS
PURPLE AND ROSE
Return after photographing!
 
6.-NOCTURNE[12]
TRAFALGAR SQUARE - SNOW
Borrow for Münich
 
7.-NOCTURNE - BLACK AND GOLD[13]
THE FIRE WHEEL
Keep -
 
8.-ARRANGEMENT[14] IN BLACK AND BROWN
THE FUR JACKET
Send to Münich
 
9.-NOCTURNE
BLUE AND SILVER[15]
Borrow for Paris.
 
10.-NOCTURNE.
IN BLACK AND GOLD - THE FALLING ROCKET[16]
Keep - for sale -
 
11.-NOCTURNE. - OPAL AND SILVER[17]
Return -
 
12.-HARMONY IN GREEN AND ROSE
THE MUSIC ROOM[18]
Keep until further notice -
 
13.-CREPUSCULE[19] IN FLESH COLOUR AND GREEN
VALPARAISO
Return
 
14.-CAPRICE[20] IN PURPLE AND GOLD
THE GOLD SCREEN
Borrow for Paris
 
15.-SYMPHONY[21] IN GREY AND GREEN
THE OCEAN
Borrow for Paris -
 
16.-NOCTURNE
GREY AND GOLD - CHELSEA SNOW[22]
Borrow for Paris
 
17.-NOCTURNE[23]
BLUE AND SILVER - BATTERSEA REACH
Richards[24] ought to put right - & then borrow for Münich.
 
18.-NOCTURNE
BLUE AND SILVER - CHELSEA[25]
Borrow for Münich
 
19.-NOCTURNE
GREY AND GOLD - WESTMINSTER BRIDGE[26]
Return
 
20.-NOCTURNE
BLUE AND GOLD - SOUTHAMPTON WATER[27]
Borrow for Münich
 
21.-BLUE AND SILVER[28]
BLUE WAVE - BIARRITZ
Borrow for Paris
 
22.-ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK AND BROWN[29].
MISS ROSA CORDER
Return
 
23.-"HARMONY IN GREY AND GREEN[30]"
PORTRAIT OF MISS ALEXANDER
Return
 
24.-NOCTURNE
BLUE AND SILVER - BOGNOR[31]
Borrow for Paris
 
25.-NOCTURNE
BATTERSEA REACH[32]
Return
 
26.-BLUE AND GOLD[33]
CHANNEL
Borrow for Paris Münich
 
27.-PINK AND GREY[34]
CHELSEA
Return
 
28.-NOCTURNE
BLUE AND GOLD - VALPARAISO[35]
Borrow for Münich. if it has not already been there - of this am not sure -
 
29.-GREEN AND GREY[36]
THE OYSTER SMACKS-EVENING
Borrow for Münich
 
30.-GREY AND BLACK[37]
SKETCH
 
31.-BROWN AND SILVER[38]
OLD BATTERSEA BRIDGE
Borrow for Münich
 
32.-NOCTURNE
BLACK AND GOLD[39]
Let Richards clean very delicately, & varnish - & keep until further notice
 
33.-SYMPHONY IN WHITE, NO. II.
THE LITTLE WHITE GIRL[40]
Borrow for Paris
 
34.-NOCTURNE
BLUE AND SILVER - CREMORNE LIGHTS[41]
Borrow for Münich
 
35.-GREY AND SILVER
CHELSEA WHARF[42]
Borrow for Münich
 
36.-GREY AND SILVER
OLD BATTERSEA REACH[43]
Return -
 
37.-BLUE AND SILVER[44]
 
38.-NOCTURNE
BLUE AND GOLD - ST. MARK'S, VENICE[45]
Return at once or rather borrow for Champs de Mars
 
39.-CREPUSCLE[46] [sic] IN OPAL
Borrow for Münich
 
40.-HARMONY IN FLESH COLOUR AND GREEN
THE BALCONY[47]
Borrow for Münich
 
41.-ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK[48]
LA DAME AU BRODEQUIN JAUNE
Keep
 
42.-ARRANGEMENT IN GREY AND BLACK[49]
THOMAS CARLYLE
The Bavarian Government have written to Glasgow to borrow this - I suppose you will hear -
 
43.-HARMONY IN PINK AND GREY[50]
PORTRAIT OF LADY MEUX
Send on at once to Boulevard Paris for the Champs de Mars.
 
44.-ARRANGEMENT IN GREY AND BLACK
PORTRAIT OF THE PAINTER'S MOTHER[51]
PHOTOGRAPH OF PICTURE
[...]


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Notes:

1.  [1/8 April 1892]
This is an annotated catalogue and must date from shortly before the closure of JW's show, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, in April.

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

3.  A/PD
The document is a printed catalogue, with annotations added by JW: only the annotations and picture titles (rather than the full printed text) have been transcribed here.

4.  CHEVALET PIECES.
Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

5.  NOCTURNE
Nocturne: Grey and Silver - Chelsea Embankment, Winter (YMSM 205).

6.  Munich
6th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1892.

7.  SYMPHONY IN WHITE
Symphony in White, No. 3 (YMSM 61).

8.  Paris
2nd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892.

9.  CHELSEA
Chelsea in Ice (YMSM 53).

10.  NOCTURNE
Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 140).

11.  LANGE LEIZEN
Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47).

12.  NOCTURNE
Nocturne: Trafalgar Square - Snow (YMSM 173).

13.  BLACK AND GOLD
Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169).

14.  ARRANGEMENT
Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181).

15.  BLUE AND SILVER
Nocturne in Blue and Silver (YMSM 113).

16.  FALLING ROCKET
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170).

17.  OPAL AND SILVER
Nocturne: Silver and Opal - Chelsea (YMSM 309).

18.  MUSIC ROOM
Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room (YMSM 34).

19.  CREPUSCULE
Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73).

20.  CAPRICE
Caprice in Purple and Gold: The Golden Screen (YMSM 60).

21.  SYMPHONY
Symphony in Grey and Green: The Ocean (YMSM 72).

22.  CHELSEA SNOW
Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174).

23.  NOCTURNE
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Battersea Reach (YMSM 119).

24.  Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].

25.  CHELSEA
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Chelsea (YMSM 103).

26.  WESTMINSTER BRIDGE
Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Westminster Bridge (YMSM 145).

27.  SOUTHAMPTON WATER
Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Southampton Water (YMSM 117).

28.  BLUE AND SILVER
Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41).

29.  BLACK AND BROWN
Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203).

30.  GREY AND GREEN
Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129)

31.  BOGNOR
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100).

32.  BATTERSEA REACH
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Battersea Reach (YMSM 152).

33.  BLUE AND GOLD
Blue and Gold: Channel (YMSM 159).

34.  PINK AND GREY
Variations in Pink and Grey: Chelsea (YMSM 105).

35.  VALPARAISO
Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (YMSM 76).

36.  GREEN AND GREY
Green and Grey: The Oyster Smacks, Evening (YMSM 99).

37.  GREY AND BLACK
Not identified.

38.  BROWN AND SILVER
Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 33).

39.  BLACK AND GOLD
Possibly Nocturne in Black and Gold: Entrance to Southampton Water (YMSM 179).

40.  LITTLE WHITE GIRL
Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52).

41.  CREMORNE LIGHTS
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115).

42.  CHELSEA WHARF
Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf (YMSM 54).

43.  OLD BATTERSEA REACH
Grey and Silver: Old Battersea Reach (YMSM 46).

44.  BLUE AND SILVER
Blue and Silver (YMSM 340).

45.  ST. MARK'S, VENICE
Nocturne: Blue and Gold - St Mark's, Venice (YMSM 213).

46.  CREPUSCLE
Crepuscule in Opal: Trouville (YMSM 67).

47.  THE BALCONY
Variations in Flesh Colour and Green: The Balcony (YMSM 56).

48.  ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK
Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242).

49.  ARRANGEMENT IN GREY AND BLACK
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).

50.  HARMONY IN PINK AND GREY
Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux (YMSM 229).

51.  PORTRAIT OF THE PAINTER'S MOTHER
Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101).