Papers of Joseph Whistler Revillon, 1886-1955, civil engineer and great-nephew of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

Scope and Content

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscript notes and catalogues of James McNeill Whistler's watercolours and pastels, 1947-1948
  • Catalogue of oil paintings by James Whistler
  • Notes on E G Kennedy's Catalogue of the Etched Works of Whistler (1910)
  • Notes and catalogues of James Whistler material held in galleries in the USA
  • Notes made in preparation of the Whistler catalogues

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Whistler Revillon was born in 1886 and was the great-nephew of the painter James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). He spent his early life as a civil engineer in Russia. When he retired to Suffolk, England, in the 1940s he began work on a catalogue of Whistler's oil paintings amassing in addition a considerable body of material relating to the Whistler family. He bequeathed the whole of his collection to the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where after another 25 years of work his catalogue he began was published.

Source: Whistler and Further Family (Glasgow University Library, 1980)


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by sender

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Acquisition Information

Gift : Joseph Revillon : 1955 : ACCN 2481

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Custodial History

Held by Joseph Whistler Revillon


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Related Material

GB 247 MS Whistler: Papers of James McNeill Whistler