Mother and Child. No. 2Artist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1890Medium & Supportlithograph on laid paperDimensions
8 7/8 x 11 3/16 in. (22.5 x 28.3 cm);8 7/8 x 11 3/16 in. (22.5 x 28.3 cm);18 1/8 x 22 1/16 in. (46 x 56 cm)Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matter
Drawn on thin French transfer paper known as "papier végétal", this is one of a group of mother and child images that Whistler drew in 1891; it was not transfered to a stone for printing by Thomas Way until 1895.Physical Description
A woman with curly hair and a scarf or bandeau around her hair sits sideways (facing left) on a couch, looking down. In her lap, seated at a right angle to the woman's legs, is a young child. Behind the couch is indication of drapery hanging.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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couches (reclining furniture)