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Sold by the artist before 1886 to Gerald Potter, London;[1] probably sold before August 1895 to (Boussod Valladon & Cie, New York); sold 1895 to Peter A.B. Widener [1834-1915], Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1875
Possibly 11th Exhibition, Society of French Artists, Descamps Gallery, London, 1875, no. 80, as Chelsea Reach--Harmony in Grey.
1892
Nocturnes, Marines, and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valladon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, no. 35, as Grey and Silver, Chelsea Wharf.
1905
Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, London, 1905, no. 69.
1969
James McNeil Whistler (1834-1903), Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, 1969, no. 26.
1972
The Color of Mood: American Tonalism 1880-1910, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1972, no. 46.
1977
London and the Thames: Paintings of Three Centuries, National Maritime Museum for the Department of Environment, Somerset House, Greenwich, 1977, no. 68, repro.
1994
James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1994-1995, no. 38, repro., as Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf.
2006
Whistler and Russia, State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow, 2006-2007, no. 4, repro.

Bibliography

1885
Catalogue of Paintings Forming the Collection of P. A. B. Widener, Ashbourne, near Philadelphia. 2 vols. Paris, 1885-1900: 1(1885):115, repro.
1908
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell. The Life of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vols. London, 1908: 1:199; 2: facing p. 46.
1915
Roberts, William. Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania: British and Modern French Schools, Philadelphia, 1915: unpaginated, repro.
1923
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1923: unpaginated, repro.
1931
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1931: 214, repro.
1948
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 110, repro.
1969
Holden, Donald. Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes. New York, 1969: 40, pl. 10.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 122, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 257, repro.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 136, repro.
1980
Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, and Robin Spencer, with the assistance of Hamish Miles. The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vols. New Haven, 1980: 1:30, no. 54; 2:pl. 25.
1981
Williams 1981, 130, color repro. 153.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 561, no. 850, color repro.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 156, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 380, repro.
1994
Dorment, Richard, and Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. Tate Gallery, London; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 1994: no. 38, 108, color repro.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 244-248, color repro.

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