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center right in red pastel: Whistler’s butterfly device

Provenance

Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer; by descent to their daughter Adaline Havemeyer Frelinghuysen, Morristown, NJ; by descent to her son The Honorable Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen; by descent to his son Peter Frelinghuysen; (Doyle, New York, 2012); (Thomas Colville Fine Art, Guilford, CT, 2012); purchased by NGA, 2012.

Exhibition History
1881
London, The Fine Arts Society, Venice Pastels, Jan. 1881, no. 15 (as The Palace; white and pink).
1904
Boston, Copley SOciety, Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Pastels and Drawings-Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Feb. 1904, no. 123 (as The Palace-Pink and White)
1993
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection, Mar. 27- Jun 20, 1993, no. 518
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 135.
Bibliography
1881
Godwin, E.W. "With Whistler's Critics," British Architect, 25, Feb. 1881, 98-99.
1881
St. James's Gazette, 9 Feb. 1881
1904
Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler. Copley Hall, Boston, 1904: 16, no. 123.
1912
Way T.R., Memories of James Mc Neill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, illus. facing p. 52
1931
Catalogue of Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, and Objects of Art, Part II, Paintings and Pastels, Collections of the Havemeyer Family, privately printed for Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1931: 439.
1986
Weitzenhoffer, Francis. The Havemeyers: Impressionism Comes to America, New York, 1986: 159.
1993
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney, et al. Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection, Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,1993: 383-384, no. 518, repro.
1995
MacDonald, Margaret F. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours, A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1995, pp. 277-278, no. M. 758.
2000
Grieve, Alastair. Whistler's Venice. Yale University Press, New Haven-London, 2000: 65-66.
2001
Margaret F. MacDonald, Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2001: 112.
2013
Robison, Andrew. "James McNeill Whistler, The Palace; white and pink." Bulletin / National Gallery of Art, no. 48, (Spring 2013): 25-26, repro.