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Whistler’s Mother

 

The painting popularly known as “Whistler’s Mother” (1871) was never called that by the artist, James McNeill Whistler.

  • The painting popularly known as “Whistler’s Mother” (1871) was never called that by the artist, James McNeill Whistler.
  • Whistler named the work Arrangement in Gray and Black: the Artist’s Mother.
  • The public gave the painting its nickname.
  • Whistler’s painting was the only one by an American to hang in the Louvre in Paris.
  • It is now in the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.