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James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Whistler's Mother  wikidata:Q687182 
Artist
creator QS:P170,Q203643
James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Whistler's Mother
Title

Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1[N 1]

Alternative title(s):
Portrait of the Artist's Mother

Whistler's Mother
Object type painting
Description

Depicted person: Anna McNeill Whistler

place of creation: London
Depicted people Anna McNeill Whistler
Date Summer 1871
date QS:P571,+1871-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P4241,Q40720564
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 144.3 cm (56.8 in); Width: 162.4 cm (63.9 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,144.3U174728;P2049,162.4U174728
institution QS:P195,Q23402
Accession number
RF 699
Object history : acquired by French State
Exhibition history Royal Academy summer exhibition, Burlington House, Commons-logo.svg, as Arrangement in Grey and Black
Inscriptions Artist's monogram top left
Notes
  1. James McNeill Whistler () The Gentle Art of Making Enemies “Take the picture of my mother, exhibited at the Royal Academy as an "Arrangement in Grey and Black." Now that is what it is. To me it is interesting as a picture of my mother; but what can or ought the public to care about the identity of the portrait?”
References

Joconde database: entry 000PE021219

Orsay Museum: online database: entry 974
Authority control
Source/Photographer Musée d'Orsay
Other versions
Remastered color

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