James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning


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Selected Bibliography

19th-Century Watercolour:

George Barnard, The theory and practice of landscape painting in water-colours: illustrated by a series of thirty drawings and diagrams in colours and numerous woodcuts, London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1858.

Jane Bayard, Works of Splendour and Imagination: The Exhibition Watercolor, 1770-1870, exh. cat., New Haven: Yale Center for British Art, 1981.

Peter Bicknell and Jane Munro, Gilpin to Ruskin: Drawing masters and their manuals, 1800-1860, exh. cat., Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum, and Graswere: Wordsworth Museum, 1988.

Leslie Carlyle, The artist's assistant: oil painting instruction manuals and handbooks in Britain, 1800-1900... London: Archetype Publications, 2001.

Michael Clarke, The tempting prospect: a social history of English watercolours, London: British Museum Publications, 1981.

Marjorie B. Cohn, Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Wash and gouache: a study of the development of the materials of watercolor, Fogg Art Museum: Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1977.

Simon Fenwick, The enchanted river: 200 years of the Royal Watercolour Society, Sansom and Co. in association with RWS, 2004.

Linda S. Ferber, Barbara Dayer Gallati, Masters of color and light: Homer, Sargent, and the American watercolor movement, Brooklyn Museum of Art in association with Smithsonian Institution Press,1998.

Theodore Fielding, On painting in oil and water colours, for landscape and portraits, 1839.

Thomas John Gullick, Painting popularly explained. ...With historical sketches of the progress of the art, 1859.

Matthew Hargraves, Great British Watercolors: From the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.

Erica E. Hirshler and Teresa A. Carbone, John Singer Sargent Watercolors, exh. cat., Boston: Museum of Fine Art Publications and New York: Brooklyn Museum, 2013.

Turner, Whistler, Monet, Katharine Jordan Lochnan (ed.), exh. cat., Tate, 2004.

Christopher Newall, Victorian Watercolours, Phaidon Press, 1994.

Watercolour, Alison Smith (ed.), exh. cat., New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2011.

Greg Smith, The Emergence of the Professional Watercolourist: Contentions and Alliances in the Artistic Domain, 1760-1824. Burlington, VT and Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002.

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

Sue Welsh Reed, Carol Troyen and Cynthia M. Purvis, Awash in color: Homer, Sargent, and the great American watercolor, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in association with Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown and Company, 1999.

Scott Wilcox and Peter Bower, Sun, wind, and rain: the art of David Cox, New Haven: Yale Center for British Art and Birmingham: Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 2008.

Victorian Landscape Watercolors, Scott Wilcox and Christopher Newall (eds), Hudson Hills, 1992.

Tim Wilcox, The Triumph of Watercolour: The Early Years of the Royal Watercolour Society 1805-55, London: Philip Wilson Publishers, 2005.

The great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880, Andrew Wilton and Anne Lyles (eds) London: Royal Academy of Arts and Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, Prestel-Verlag, 1993.

General Whistler Bibliography:

Deanna Marohn Bendix , Diabolical Designs, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. and London, 1995.

Richard Dorment and Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler, exh. cat., London: Tate Gallery 1994, Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1995.

Robert H. Getscher and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler & John Singer Sargent: Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York & London, 1986. Published sources about Whistler up to and including 1984 only.

Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, London & New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Margaret F. MacDonald and J. F. Heijbroek, Whistler and Holland, exh. cat., Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam & Waanders, Zwolle, 1997.

Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock, James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow, 2012.

Andrew McLaren Young, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, London & New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980.

J. and E.R. Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia: Heinemann, 1908.

James McNeill Whistler - A dancing woman in a pink robe, seen from the back, 1888/1890
James McNeill Whistler,
A dancing woman in a pink robe, seen from the back 1888/1890
The Hunterian (GLAHA 46136)

Whistler butterfly signature