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Whistler’s Mother in New England

Anna McNeill Whistler sits in profile, composed in all senses. She leans back slightly, her hands on her lap, her hair smooth under her cap. And up close, seeing the painting clearly, not a reproduction in a book — her eyes are bright. “Whistler’s Mother” has become one of the most recognized (and copied and…

Whistler at WCMA and the Clark

Whistler’s Mother has come to visit. Rembrandt-like, her face shines clear against a dark and grey background, said Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. Whistler painted her in 1871 and kept her portrait for 20 years before he sold it to the French…