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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.627
People
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American (Lowell, MA 1834 - 1903 London, England)
Title
Mother and Child
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1890-1893
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/308040
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pastel on brown wove paper
Dimensions
27.4 x 18 cm (10 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black and blue pastel, c.r.: butterfly monogram
  • inscription: verso, top left, red crayon: 35 [encircled]?
Provenance
Alexander Reid, by 1894; William Burrell, by 1895, until at least 1907; at auction, Christie's, London, March 1, 1929; purchased at that auction by Colnaghi; their sale to Kennedy, New York, May 4, 1929; their sale to Grenville L. Winthrop through Martin Birnbaum, November 8, 1943; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.627
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

A Collection of Paintings Representing the Glasgow School artists of Denmark, and some others, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, 1895), reproduced, no. 163

Elisabeth Luther Cary, The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study with a Tentative List of the Artist's Work, Moffat, Yard and Company (New York, 1907), p. 230, no. 519

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), p. 624

Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1995), p. 466, reproduced no. 1288

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 429-430, cat. no. 457, reproduced in b&w, p. 429

Exhibition History

64th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 12/17/1894 - 02/23/1895

A Collection of Paintings representing the Glasgow School, Artists of Denmark and Some Others, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 11/19/1895 - 12/22/1895

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