The Resource Whistler's mother : portrait of an extraordinary life, Daniel E. Sutherland and Georgia Toutziari

Whistler's mother : portrait of an extraordinary life, Daniel E. Sutherland and Georgia Toutziari

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Whistler's mother : portrait of an extraordinary life
Title
Whistler's mother
Title remainder
portrait of an extraordinary life
Statement of responsibility
Daniel E. Sutherland and Georgia Toutziari
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Language
eng
Summary
Discover the extraordinary woman behind one of the most famous images of motherhood in Western art Judged by the portrait Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1 (1871), painted by her son James McNeill Whistler, Anna Whistler (1804-1881) appears to have been a pious, unassuming, domestic woman. This characterization, however, is far from the whole truth. Anna was born in the slaveholding South, raised principally in Brooklyn, New York, and resided for many years in both Russia and Great Britain, and her life was filled with adventure and excitement. The authors' unprecedented use of her private diaries and correspondence results in a crisp biographical rendering that reveals a resilient, vibrant, bright, and deeply engaged woman. In her writings, Anna made shrewd observations about the social, cultural, artistic, and political issues of her era, which was one of enormous and near-constant change. She knew and interacted with an astonishing array of people, from Russian peasants and American farmers to Robert E. Lee and Giuseppe Mazzini. She also raised one of the finest artists of the nineteenth century. As her son made his way in the art world, Anna became his unofficial agent, promoting his work, managing his finances, and advising him on the best opportunities for success. That he, in turn, should immortalize her as a global celebrity and international icon of motherhood was only appropriate
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BTCTA
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Sutherland, Daniel E
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.W6
LC item number
S88 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Toutziari, Georgia
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  • Whistler, Anna Mathilda McNeill
  • Whistler, Anna Mathilda McNeill
  • Mothers
  • Women
  • Mothers
  • Women
  • United States
Label
Whistler's mother : portrait of an extraordinary life, Daniel E. Sutherland and Georgia Toutziari
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A child of two worlds, 1804-31 -- Wife and mother, 1832-43 -- Russia, 1843-44 -- Impatient reformer, 1845-49 -- A widowed mother, 1849-54 -- Sojourner, 1854-60 -- The manager, 1860-67 -- The mother, 1867-72 -- Onlooker, 1872-81 -- Icon, 1881-2018
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages, 32 pages of color plates
Isbn
9780300229684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
99976397502
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002129877
  • (OCoLC)on1002129877
Label
Whistler's mother : portrait of an extraordinary life, Daniel E. Sutherland and Georgia Toutziari
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A child of two worlds, 1804-31 -- Wife and mother, 1832-43 -- Russia, 1843-44 -- Impatient reformer, 1845-49 -- A widowed mother, 1849-54 -- Sojourner, 1854-60 -- The manager, 1860-67 -- The mother, 1867-72 -- Onlooker, 1872-81 -- Icon, 1881-2018
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages, 32 pages of color plates
Isbn
9780300229684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
99976397502
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002129877
  • (OCoLC)on1002129877

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