Whistler’s Correspondence


Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies

The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler: A Catalogue Raisonné

The Peacock Room: The Story of the Beautiful

The Whistler Collection at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

Exhibition Publication

Lee Glazer, Emily Jacobson, Blythe McCarthy, and Katherine Roeder. Whistler in Watercolor: Lovely Little Games. Washington, DC: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, distributed by Yale University Press, 2019.


Artesani, A., S. Bellei, V. Capogrosso, et al. “Photoluminescence properties of zinc white: An insight into its emission mechanisms through the study of historical artist materials.” Applied Physics: A Materials Science and Processing 122 (2016): 1053.

Bacher, Otto. With Whistler in Venice. New York: Century, 1908.

Baldry, A. L. James McNeill Whistler: His Art and Influence. London: Studio, 1903.

Bayer, Thomas M., and John R. Page. The Development of the Art Market in England: Money as Muse, 1730–1900. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2011.

Bendix, Deanna Marohn. Diabolical Designs: Paintings, Interiors, and Exhibitions of James McNeill Whistler. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.

Berrie, Barbara H., ed. Artists’ Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics. Vol. 4. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2007.

Boughton, G. E. “A Few of the Various Whistlers I Have Known.” International Studio 21 (January 1904): 208–18.

Bower, Peter. Turner’s Paper: A Study of the Manufacture, Selection and Use of His Drawing Papers, 1787–1820. London: Tate Gallery Publications, 1990.

Brown, David Blayney, ed. J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012.

Callen, Anthea. The Art of Impressionism: Painting and the Making of Modernity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Carlyle, Leslie. “Authenticity and Adulteration: What Materials Were 19th-Century Artists Really Using?” Conservator 17 (1993): 56–60.

Carlyle, Leslie. The Artist’s Assistant: Oil Painting Instruction Manuals and Handbooks in Britain 1800–1900. London: Archetype Publications, 2001.

Carmichael, J.W. The Art of Marine Painting in Water-Colours. London: Winsor and Newton, 1880.

Church, Sir Arthur Herbert. The Chemistry of Paints and Painting, 1st ed. London: Seeley and Col. Limited, Essex Street, Strand, 1915.

Curry, David Park. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. New York: Norton, 1984.

Curry, David Park. James McNeill Whistler: Uneasy Pieces. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in association with Quantuck Lane Press, 2004.

Curry, David Park. “Total Control: Whistler at an Exhibition.” Studies in the History of Art 19, James McNeill Whistler, A Reexamination, ed. Ruth Fine (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1987), 67–84.

“A Day with Whistler,” Detroit Free Press, March 30, 1890.

de Kay, Charles. “Whistler. The head of the Impressionists,” Art Review 1, no. 1 ((November 1886), 1–3.

[Dowdeswell, Walter.], “Mr. Whistler and His Art,” Artist and Journal of Home Culture (London), June 1, 1884.

Dowdeswell, Walter. “Whistler,” The Art Journal (April 1887): 97–103.

Dorment, Richard, and Margaret F. MacDonald, ed. James McNeill Whistler. New York and London: Harry N. Abrams and Tate Gallery, 1995.

Duret, Théodore. Whistler. trans. Frank Rutter. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1917.

Eddy, Arthur Jerome. Recollections and Impressions of James McNeill Whistler. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1903.

Feller, Robert L., ed. Artists’ Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics. Vol. 1. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1986.

Field, George. Chromatography; or, A Treatise on Colours and Pigments, and of their Powers in Painting, & c. London: Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, First edition 1835.

Fitzhugh, Elisabeth West, ed. Artists’ Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics. Vol. 3. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1997.

Fitzhugh, Elisabeth West, Marco Leona, and Nobuko Shibayama. “Pigments in a Paint Box Belonging to Whistler in the Library of Congress.” Studies in Conservation 56, no. 2 (2011): 115–24.

Foster, Kathleen. American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2017.

Gallatin, A. E. Whistler’s Pastels and other Modern Profiles. New York: John Lane, 1911.

Gettens, Rutherford J., and G. L. Stout. Painting Materials: A Short Encyclopedia. New York: Dover, 1966.

Glazer, Lee, and Amelia Meyer. Charles Lang Freer: A Cosmopolitan Life. Washington, DC: Freer Gallery of Art, 2017.

Gould,Charlotte, and Sophie Mesplède, ed. Marketing Art in the British Isles, 1700 to the Present. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012.

Grieve, Alastair. Whistler’s Venice. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000.

Hackney, Stephen, Rica Jones, and Joyce Townsend, ed. Paint and Purpose: A Study of Technique in British Art. London: Tate Gallery Publishing, 1990.

Harley, R. D. Artists’ Pigments c. 1600–1835, 2nd ed. New York: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1982.

Heijbroek, J. F., and Margaret F. MacDonald. Whistler and Holland. Amsterdam and Zwolle: Rijksmuseum and University of Washington Press, 1997.

Hermens, Erma, and Arie Wallert. “James McNeill Whistler: Fluidity, Finish and Experiment.” In Studying Old Master Paintings: Technology and Practice, ed. Marika Spring, 229–36. London: Archetype Publications, 2011.

Holden, Donald. Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1969.

Koval, Anne. “The ‘Artists’ Have Come Out, and the ‘British Remain’: The Whistler Faction at the Society of British Artists.” In After the Pre-Raphaelites: Art and Aestheticism in Victorian England. Manchester: University Press, 1999: 90–111.

Lawton, Thomas, and Linda Merrill. Freer: A Legacy of Art. Washington, DC: Freer Gallery of Art and New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993.

Lochnan, Katharine. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. New Haven and London: Yale University Press and the Art Gallery of Ontario, 1984.

Lochnan, Katharine, ed. Turner, Whistler, Monet: Impressionist Visions. London: Tate Publishing in association with the Art Gallery of Ontario, 2004.

MacDonald, Margaret F. “Maud Franklin and the ‘Charming Little Swaggerers.’” In Whistler, Women, and Fashion. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003.

MacDonald, Margaret. Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

MacDonald, Margaret. Whistler, the Graphic Work: Amsterdam, Liverpool, London, Venice. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1976.

Mayer, Lance, and Gay Myers. American Painters on Technique 1860–1945. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013.

Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler. London: New Gallery, 1905.

Menpes, Dorothy, and Mortimer Menpes. World Pictures: Being a Record in Color. New York: R. H. Russell, 1902.

Menpes, Mortimer. Whistler as I Knew Him. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904.

Merrill, Linda. After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting. New Haven: Yale University Press and High Museum of Art, 2003.

Merrill, Linda. A Pot of Paint: Aesthetics on Trial in Whistler v. Ruskin. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

Merrill, Linda, ed. With Kindest Regards: The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890–1903. Washington, DC: Freer Gallery of Art, and Washington, DC, and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.

Meyer, Kenneth John. Mr. Whistler’s Gallery: Pictures from an 1884 Exhibition. Washington, DC: Freer Gallery of Art, 2003.

Ormsby, Bronwyn, Joyce Townsend, Brian W. Singer, and John R. Dean. “British Watercolor Cakes from the Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Century.” Studies in Conservation 50 (2005): 45–66.

Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell. The Life of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vols. London: William Heineman, 1908.

Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell. The Whistler Journal. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1921.

Petri, Grischka. Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2011.

Robins, Anna Gruetzner. A Fragile Modernism: Whistler and His Impressionist Followers.New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007.

Roy, Ashrok, ed. Artists’ Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics. Vol. 2. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1993.

Russell, W. J., and W. De W. Abney. Report to the Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council of Education on the Action of Light on Water Colours. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888.

Sickert, Bernhard. The Popular Library of Art: Whistler. London: Duckworth, 1908.

Siewert, John. “Whistler’s Decorative Darkness.”In The Grosvenor Gallery: A Palace of Art in Victorian England, ed. Susan P. Casteras and Colleen Denney. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1996, 93–108.

Smith, Martha. “Hunting for old paper with James McNeill Whistler.” The Book and Paper Group Annual 16 (1997): 89–90.

Stratis, Harriet, and Britt Salvesen, eds. The Broad Spectrum: Studies in the Materials, Techniques and Conservation of Color on Paper. London: Archetype Publications, 2002.

Sutherland, Daniel E. Whistler: A Life for Art’s Sake. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014.

Theobald, Henry Studdy. Remembrance of Things Past. Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1935.

Townsend, Joyce. “Whistler’s Oil Painting Materials.” Burlington Magazine 136, no. 1099 (October 1994): 690–95.

Townsend, Joyce H., Leslie Carlyle, Narayan Khandekar, and Sally Woodcock. “Later Nineteenth Century Pigments: Evidence for Additions and Substitutions.” Conservator 19 (1995): 65–78.

Townsend, Joyce. “Connecting to Whistler the Painter.” In Connecting Whistler: Essays in Honour of Margaret F. MacDonald, edited by Erma Hermens, Joanna Meacock, and Grischka Petri, 57–61. 2010

Wallert, Arie, Erma Hermens, and Marja Peek, eds. Historical Painting Techniques, Materials and Studio Practice: Preprints of a Symposium, University of Leiden, the Netherlands, 26–29 June 1995. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust, 1995.

Way, T. R. Memories of James McNeill Whistler. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1912.

Way, T. R., and G. R. Dennis. The Art of J. McNeill Whistler, An Appreciation. London: George Bell and Sons, 1904.

Whistler, James McNeill. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies. Paris: Delabrosse, 1890.

Whistler, James McNeill. Mr. Whistler’s “Ten O’Clock,” delivered 1885. London: Chatto and Windus, 1888, reprint London: Pallas Athene, 2011.

Wilcox, Scott, and Christopher Newell. Victorian Landscape Watercolors. New Haven and London: Yale Center for British Art, 1992.

Wilner, Eli, ed. The Gilded Edge: The Art of the Frame. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000.

Winter, John, and Elizabeth West Fitzhugh. “Pigments Based on Carbon.” In Artists Pigments A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, ed. Barbara H. Berrie, Vol 4, National Gallery Washington (2007), 21–37.

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