James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

Blue and Gold: Robin Hood's Bay

James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Blue and Gold: Robin Hood's Bay
signed with artist's butterfly device lower right
oil on panel
5 x 9in. (14.6 x 24.2cm.)
Miss R. Bernie Philip, sister-in-law of the artist
Henry Harper Benedict, Esq., New York
Katharine Geddes Benedict, widow of the above
Sale: London, England, Sotheby's, Modern British Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture, Including A Group of American Works From the Collection of the Late Henry Harper Benedict, November 21, 1962, lot 14, as On the Normandy Coast
Weitzner, London, England
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above
E.R. and J. Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, vol. 2, Philadelphia, 1908, opposite p. 214, illus., as Robin Hood Bay
E.L. Cary, The Works of James McNeill Whistler, New York, 1913, no. 7, p. 156, as On the Normandy Coast
A.M. Young, M. McDonald, R. Spencer and H. Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven, Connecticut, 1980, p. 189, no. 424, pl. 261, illus.
Boston, Massachusetts, Copley Society, Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, February 1904, no. 7, as On the Normandy Coast
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The 100th Anniversary Exhibition, January-March 1905, no. 426
Ann Arbor, Michigan, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Whistler: The Later Years, July-October 1978, no. 56
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Notes, Harmonies and Nocturnes: Small Works by James McNeill Whistler, November-December 1984, no. 135, illus.