Paintings by James McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 10, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was a British artist who was born in America. Whistler’s artistic theories and connection with leading writers and artists influenced the art world during his time. His philosophy for art was “art for art’s sake,” and he was averse to moral allusion and sentimentality in his paintings. Learn more »

Paintings by James McNeill Whistler in Chronological Order

A Fire at Pomfret, c.1850 The Cobbler, 1855 Arrangement in Yellow and Grey, 1858
Head of a Peasant Woman, 1855 Old Woman with Rags, 1858 The Kitchen, 1858
The Unsafe Tenement, 1858 At the Piano, 1859 Black Lion Wharf, 1859
Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge, 1859 Man smoking a pipe, c.1859 Old Mother Gerard, 1859
Portrait of Whistler with a Hat, 1859 The Limeburner, 1859 Annie Haden, 1860
Rotherhithe, 1860 The Thames in Ice, 1860 Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room, 1860
The Coast of Brittany (aka Alone with the Tide), 1861 Blue and Silver – The Blue Wave Biarritz, 1862 Symphony in White no.10: The White Girl Portrait of Joanna Hiffernan, 1862
The Gold Scab, 1862 The Last of Old Westminster, 1862 Battersea Reach, 1863
Battersea Reach from Lindsey Houses, 1863 Grey and Silver Old Battersea Reach, 1863 Caprice in Purple and Gold: The Golden Screen, 1864
Purple and Rose: The Lang Leizen of the Six Marks, 1864 Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl, 1864 The Princess from the Land of Porcelain (Sketch for Rose and Silver), 1864
Blue and Silver Trouville, 1865 Crepuscule in Opal Trouville, 1865 Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville, 1865
The Beach at Selsey Bill, c.1865 The Princess from the Land of Porcelain, 1865 The Sea, 1865
Variations in Flesh Colour and Green—The Balcony, 1865 Whistler in his studio, c.1865 Crepuscule in Flesh Color and Green: Valparaiso, 1866
Nocturne – the Solent, 1866 Nocturne in Blue and Gold Valparaiso Bay, 1866 Sketch for Nocturne in Blue and Gold Valparaiso Bay, 1866
The Morning after the Revolution, Valparaiso, 1966 Symphony in White, No 3, 1867 Symphony in Blue and Pink, c.1868
The White Symphony: Three Girls, c.1868 Variations in Blue and Green, 1868 Venus with Organist, c.1868
Morning Glories, c.1869 Sketch for “The Balcony”, 1867 Tanagra, 1867
The Dancing Girl, 1868 Arrangement in Grey and Black No 1, Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, 1871 Nocturne in Blue and Green, 1871
Symphony in Grey: Early Morning, Thames, c.1871 The Blue Dress, c.1871 Variations in Pink and Grey: Chelsea, 1871
Variations in Violet and Green, 1871 Arrangement in Grey: Portrait of the Painter, c.1872 Nocturne, Blue and Silver: Chelsea, 1872
Nocturne: Battersea Bridge, c.1872 Symphony in Grey and Green: The Ocean, 1872 Whistler Nocturne Blue and Gold Southampton Water, 1872
Arrangement in Black, No.2 Portrait of Mrs.Louis Huth, 1873 Arrangement in Black: Portrait of F.R. Leyland, 1873 Arrangement in Grey and Black, No.2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle, 1873
Colour Scheme for the Dining-Room of Aubrey House, c.1873 Harmony in Gray and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander, 1873 Harmony in Yellow and Gold The Gold Girl Connie Gilchrist, 1873
Study for the Portrait of F. R. Leyland, 1873 Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs Frances Leyland, 1873 Nocturne, Grey and Gold, 1874
The Blue Girl, 1874 Chelsea Wharf Grey and Silver, c.1875 Nocturne Grey and Silver, 1875
Nocturne in Black and Gold, the Falling Rocket, c.1875 Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Old Battersea Bridge, 1875 Note in Red, The Siesta, 1875
St. John the Apostle Evangelist, 1875 Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket, 1876 Arrangement in Black, No. 3 Sir Henry Irving as Philip II of Spain, 1876
Arrangement in White and Black, c.1876 Arrangement-in-Brown-and-Black-Portrait-of-Miss-Rosa-Corder, c.1876 Nocturne in Grey and Gold: Chelsea Snow, 1876
Nocturne: Blue and Silver—Bognor, 1876 Cremorne Gardens, No. 2, 1877 Nocturne Trafalgar Square Chelsea Snow, 1877
Study for Mouth of the River, 1877 Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder, 1878 Nocturne Black and Gold – The Rag Shop, Chelsea, c.1878
The guidecca Winter Grey and Blue, 1879 Venetian Scene, c.1879 Corte del Paradiso, c.1880
Courtyard and Canal, 1880 Nocturn, 1880 Nocturne in Blue and Silver, The Lagoon, Venice, 1880
Nocturne, San Giorgio, 1880 Nocturne: Blue and Gold – St Mark’s, Venice, 1880 Note in Flesh Colour: The Guidecca, 1880
Note in Pink and Brown, 1880 Red and Gold: Salute, Sunset, 1880 The Balcony, 1880
The Little Mast, 1880 The Staircase Note in Red, 1880 The Steps, 1880
The Zattere; Harmony in Blue and Brown, 1880 View across the Lagoon, 1880 View of Venice, 1880
Arrangement in Black, 1881 Harmony in Pink and Grey: Lady Meux, 1881 Harper Pennington, 1882
Arrangement in Black The Lady in the Yellow Buskin, 1883 Arrangement in Light Pink and Black: Portrait of Théodore Duret, 1883 Lady in Gray, 1883
The North Sea, 1883 An Orange Note: Sweet Shop, 1884 Arrangement in Pink, Red and Purple, 1884
Black and Red, 1884 Blue and Orange: The Sweet Shop, 1884 Convalescent (aka Petit Dejeuner; note in opal), 1884
Gold and Brown: Dordrecht, 1884 Gold and Grey: the Sunny Shower – Dordrecht, 1884 Grey and Silver Mist – Lifeboat, 1884
Milly Finch, c.1884 Moreby Hall, 1884 Nocturne Grey and Gold – Canal, 1884
Note in Blue and Opal, 1884 Note in Gold and Silver – Dordrecht, c.1884 Pink Note: Shelling Peas, 1884
Pink Note: The Novelette, c.1884 Red and Black, 1884 Red and Pink The Little Mephisto, c.1884
Resting in Bed, c.1884 The Angry Sea, 1884 The Chelsea Girl, 1884
The Little Red House, 1884 Arrangement in Black, No. 8: Portrait of Mrs. Cassatt, 1885 Arrangement in Blue and Silver – The Great Sea, c.1885
Arrangement in Grey Portrait of Master Stephen Manuel, c.1885 Chelsea Shops, c.1885 Flower Market, 1885
Green and Silver – The Bright Sea, Dieppe, c.1885 Grey Note – Mouth of the Thames, c.1885 Harmony in Blue and Pearl: The Sands, Dieppe, c.1885
Note in Opal – The Sands, Dieppe, c.1885 Study of a Head, c.1885 The Shop – An Exterior, c.1885
Variations in Violet and Grey – Market Place, 1885 Beach Scene, c.1886 Green and Violet Portrait of Mrs. Walter Sickert, 1886
Harmony in Coral and Blue: Milly Finch, c.1886 Harmony in Red Lamplight, 1886 Seascape, Dieppe, c.1886
The Greek Slave Girl (or Variations in Violet and Rose), c.1886 Chelsea Houses, 1887 Off the Dutch Coast, 1887
Palaces, Brussels, 1887 Violet and Blue: The Little Bathers, 1888 Nocturne – Silver and Opal, c.1889
Pierrot, 1889 The Canal, 1889 A Dancing Woman in a Pink Robe Seen from the Back, 1890
A Shop, 1890 Annabel Lee, 1890 Dancing Girl, 1890
Head of a Young Woman, c.1890 Mother of Pearl and Silver: The Andalusian, 1890 Portrait of Ellen Sturgis Hooper, 1890
Portrait of Miss Amy Brandon Thomas, 1890 Rose et Argent: La Jolie Mutine, c.1890 The Japanese Dress, 1890
The Rose Scarf, c.1890 Design for a Mosaic, 1891 Arrangement in Black and Gold, 1892
Bathing Posts, 1893 The Fire Wheel, 1893 Violet and Silver – The Deep Sea, 1893
Brown and Gold: Portrait of Lady Eden, 1894 Miss Ethel Philip Reading, c.1894 Red and Black: The Fan, 1894
Edward Guthrie Kennedy, 1895 Rose and Silver Portrait of Mrs Whibley, 1895 The Little Rose of Lyme Regis, 1895
Beach Scene, 1896 Gold and Brown (aka Self portrait), 1896 Sketch for Annabel Lee, c.1896
The Master Smith of Lyme Regis, 1896 Rose (aka The Napolitaine), c.1897 The Priests Lodging – Dieppe, 1897
A Shop with a Balcony, c.1899 Blue and Silver The Chopping Channel, c.1899 Blue and Silver: Boat Entering Pourville, 1899
Harmony in Brown: The Felt Hat, 1899 Brown and Gold, 1900 Gray and Gold – The Golden Bay, 1900
The Little Red Cap, 1899 The Boy in a Cloak, 1900 The Open Door, c.1901
Rose and Green: The Iris – Portrait of Miss Kinsella, 1902 Portrait of Charles L. Freer, 1903 Portrait of George W. Vanderbilt, 1903
Blue and White Covered Urn Fantin Latour drawing Sun Nocturn Sun
Nocturne in Gray and Gold snow in Chelsea Paradise Court Peacock Fight
Scene on the Mersey The Red Glove Wapping on Thames

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