James McNeill Whistler
1834 - 1903
MOTHER AND CHILD
pastel on brown paper, laid down on board
23 by 18cm., 9½ by 7in.
Boussod Valadon & Cie., Paris (acquired from the artist)
John H. Wrenn (acquired from the above in 1904)
Private collection (by descent from the above)
Sale: Sotheby’s, New York, 2 December 1982, lot 14
Private collection, Washington, D.C. (purchased at the above sale)
Sally Engelhard Pingree, Washington, D.C.
Boston, Copley Society of Boston, The Works of Whistler, February, 1904, no. 115
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Notes, Harmonies and Nocturnes: Small Works by James McNeill Whistler, 1984, no. 45, illustrated
Paris, Musée d’Orsay; Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art; London, The Tate Gallery, James McNeill Whistler: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1994 -1995, no. 176, illustrated
Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Songs on Stone: James McNeill Whistler and the Art of Lithography, 1998, no. 98
Margaret MacDonald, James McNeil Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolors: A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, Connecticut, 1995, no. 1282, p. 464-65, catalogued & illustrated