Whistler's Mother

Whistler's Mother

noun
(formal name, Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1: Portrait of the Artist's Mother ) a painting (1871) by James McNeill Whistler.
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The popular title of a painting, Arrangement in Grey and Black Number 1, by James Whistler, which depicts his mother in profile, dressed in black, and seated on a straight chair.

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