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Motherhood

Works of Art (31)

Altar Tableau: Queen Mother and Attendants, 18th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.111)
The Artist's Mother: Head and Bust, Three-Quarters Right, Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch), Etching (18.72)
Christ Appearing to His Mother, ca. 1496, Juan de Flandes (Netherlandish), Oil on wood (22.60.58)
Christ Taking Leave of His Mother, possibly the right wing of a diptych, ca. 1500, Gerard David (Netherlandish), Oil on wood (14.40.636)
Devananda's Fourteen Auspicious Dreams Foretelling the Birth of Mahavira: Folio from a Kalpasutra Manuscript, ca. 1465, India (Gujarat, Jaunpur), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (1992.359)
A Domestic Scene, Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese), Pen and black ink, brush and gray and brown wash (1972.133.2)
Embroidery: The Artist's Mother, 1882–83, Georges-Pierre Seurat (French), Conté crayon on paper (55.21.1)
Enthroned, 1902; this cast, 1906, Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American), Bronze (06.298)
Figure: Mother and Child, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Kongo peoples, Yombe group, Wood, glass, metal, pigment (1979.206.29)
For the Little One, ca. 1896, William Merritt Chase (American), Oil on canvas (13.90)
Head of a Queen Mother (Iyoba), 1750–1800, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1977.187.36)
His First Journey, 1901; this cast, ca. 1906, Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American), Bronze (06.307)
Krishna's Foster-Mother Yashoda with the Infant Krishna, Chola period, early 12th century, India (Tamil Nadu), Copper alloy (1982.220.8)
Midnight: The Hours of the Rat; Mother and Sleepy Child, Edo period, ca. 1790, Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese), Polychrome woodblock print (JP1278)
Mother and Child (Baby Getting Up from His Nap), ca. 1899, Mary Cassatt (American), Oil on canvas (09.27)
Mother and Child (The Oval Mirror), ca. 1889, Mary Cassatt (American), Oil on canvas (29.100.47)
Mother and Child by the Sea, 1830, Johan Christian Dahl (Norwegian), Oil on canvas (2007.164.2)
Mother and Child, 15th–20th century, Mali, Bougouni or Dioila area; Bamana peoples, Wood (1979.206.121)

Mother and Child

, 1944, Elizabeth Catlett (Mexican, born United States), Lithograph (1999.529.34)
Mother and Son, 1840, Thomas Sully (American), Oil on canvas (14.126.5)
Mother Feeding Child, 1898, Mary Cassatt (American), Pastel on wove paper, mounted on canvas (22.16.22)
Mother Playing with Child, ca. 1897, Mary Cassatt (American), Pastel on wove paper, mounted on cardboard (22.16.23)
A Mother's Pearls (Portraits of the Artist's Children), 1841, Thomas Seir Cummings (American, born England), Watercolor on ivory (28.148.1)
Mrs. Robert Shurlock (Henrietta Ann Jane Russell, 1775–1849) and Her Daughter Ann, 1801, John Russell (English), Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas (67.132)
Queen Mother Pendant Mask: Iyoba, 16th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Ivory, iron, copper (?) (1978.412.323)
Saint Lucy and Her Mother at the Shrine of Saint Agatha; Saint Lucy Giving Alms; Saint Lucy before Paschasius; Saint Lucy Resisting Efforts to Move Her, part of an altarpiece, Giovanni di Bartolommeo Cristiani (Italian, Florentine), Tempera on wood, gold ground (12.41.1–4)
The Saithwaite Family, ca. 1785, Francis Wheatley (English), Oil on canvas (2009.357)
Two Vases in the Shape of a Mother Monkey with Her Young, a) Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Merenre I, ca. 2255–2246 B.C., Egyptian, Egyptian alabaster (30.8.134) (b) Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Pepi I, ca. 2289–2255 B.C., Egyptian, Egyptian alabaster (1992.338)
The Visit to the Nursery, 1661, Gabriël Metsu (Dutch), Oil on canvas (17.190.20)
Young Mother Sewing, 1900, Mary Cassatt (American), Oil on canvas9 (29.100.48)
A Young Mother, 1896; this cast, ca. 1906, Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American), Bronze (06.306)