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James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

Venetian Courtyard

Details
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Venetian Courtyard
chalk and pastel on paper
11½ x 7 in. (29.2 x 17.8 cm.)
Executed in 1880.
Provenance
[With]Stephen Somerville, London, October 1974.
Mrs. J.E. Morgan, London.
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, acquired from the above.
Sotheby's, New York, 2 December 1982, lot 13.
Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, acquired from the above.
Private collection, Los Angeles, California.
[With]Spanierman Gallery, New York, July 1989.
[With]Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, 1991.
Christie's, New York, 6 December 1991, lot 133.
Private collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota, acquired from the above.
Literature
Coe Kerr Gallery, and elsewhere, Americans in Venice 1879-1913, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1983, p.27, no. 6, illustrated.
D. Sutton, M.J. Hopkinson, et al., James McNeill Whistler, exhibition catalogue, Marietta, Pennsylvania, 1987, n.p., no. 52, illustrated.
Coe Kerr Gallery, American Impressionism II, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1989, n.p., fig. 45, illustrated.
M.F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolors: A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, Connecticut, 1995, pp. 296-97, no. 792, illustrated.
A. Grieve, Whistler's Venice, New Haven, Connecticut, 2000, pp. 148-49, fig. 186, illustrated.
M.F. MacDonald, Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice, Hampshire, England, 2001, p. 6, fig. 1, illustrated.
E. Denker, Whistler and his Circle in Venice, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 2003, p. 29, no. 25, illustrated.
A. Chong, et al. Venice: From Canaletto and Turner to Monet, exhibition catalogue, Basel, Switzerland, 2008, pp. 106, 221, illustrated.
Exhibited
Melbourne, Australia, 'Realities,' Exhibition of Old Master Drawings, Watercolors and Prints from Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, October-November, 1976, no. 20.
New York, Coe Kerr Gallery, and elsewhere, Americans in Venice 1879-1913, October 19-December 16, 1983, no. 6.
Tokyo, Japan, Isetan Museum of Art, and elsewhere, James McNeill Whistler, September 24-October 6, 1987, no. 52.
New York, Coe Kerr Gallery, American Impressionism II, May 19-June 23, 1989.
Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Whistler and his Circle in Venice, February 8-May 5, 2003, no. 25.
Basel, Switzerland, Beyeler Foundation, Venice: From Canaletto and Turner to Monet, September 28, 2008-January 25, 2009.

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