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Whistler's Mother, after Whistler

A work made of etching in brown on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching in brown on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1883

Artist:

Henri Charles Guérard (French, 1846-1897)
after James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)

About this artwork

This print by the accomplished etcher Henri Charles Guérard reproduces Whistler’s painting on the occasion of its exhibition at the Paris Salon of 1883, where it was shown under the more simple title “Portrait de ma mère” (Portrait of my mother). The print was commissioned for publication in the Gazette des beaux-arts, the most widely read French journal on the arts. Though it doubtlessly helped circulate the painting’s image to a French audience, Whistler later dismissed the print, preferring to control the authorship of such images more directly.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri Charles Guérard

Title

Whistler's Mother, after Whistler

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1878–1888

Medium

Etching in brown on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 14.2 × 16.7 cm (5 5/8 × 6 5/8 in.); Sheet: 24.9 × 32.5 cm (9 13/16 × 12 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1995.211

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