Royal (1) s. in plate with butterfly; u.l.
(2) inscr. outside plate; l. "No 3 / 2"
(3) inscr. in ink; v. "108"
(4) fragment of a watermark CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) PRINT WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) 'Mother and Child' is a theme that Whistler explored extensively in his work, though mainly in lithography and pastel. The model's gown is almost transparent. Whistler returned to the theme of the female nude, or lightly draped female figure throughout his career.
The etching plate for this work is also in the Hunterian collection (GLAHA 50424).
Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958.