Mothers

Human moms and moms in the animal world are pretty darned important. Nineteenth-century French historian Jules Michelet wrote, "How beautifully everything is arranged by Nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it." It's little wonder, then, that so many artists depicted mothers in their works. What characteristics do you see common among the moms in the artwork below?
Curated by Marguerite House

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This gallery has 15 objects

Painting- Mandan Mother and Child- Bosin, Blackbear- gouache on illustration board- mother- earth lodge- Mandan- Landscape- child- LR: Blackbear Bosin
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Sculpture- Forest Mother- Russell, Charles M.- wax- deer- F.M. ?, on bottom of base of deer- F.M.: On Bottom Base of Mother Deer- Restrictions: Model not to...
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Sculpture- Indian Mother and Child- Jackson, Harry- wood- polychrome- bronze- mother- Sacagawea- Indian- Pompey Charbonneau- child- L side of sculpture: (in...
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Painting- Indian Mother and Child- Cary, William de la Montagne- oil on canvas- Indian- Group- LL: W. M. Cary
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Painting- Madonna of the Prairie- Koerner, W.H.D.- oil on canvas- woman- covered wagon- LR: WHD/Koerner/1921- see ARGUS record SEP.V194.40.1922, The Saturday...
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Sculpture- Mother's Touch- Schrepferman, Steve- glazed earthenware- horse- Colt- reverse: Lower edge - Schrepferman '09
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Sculpture- Mountain Mother- Russell, Charles M.- Nelli Art Bronze Work- bronze- Animal- Log, left of last cub: CM Russell (skull) 1924 c; Foundry mark: Nelli...
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Sculpture- Mountain Mother- Russell, Charles M.- California Art Bronze LA- bronze- Animal- Base: C M Russell, c.(with circle around it) (skull); side of base...
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Sculpture- Pioneer Mother (mother) - Proctor, Alexander Phimister- plaster- steel- mothers- child
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Painting- Prairie Burial- Ranney, William- oil on canvas- burial- settlers- Verso, plaque on left side: Prairie Burial/ William Tylee Ranney/ 1813-1857 [lab...
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Painting- The Boy Extra's First Night In Camp- Deming, Edward Willard- b & w opaque on watercolor- transportation- Figure- Group- Landscape- Animal- LRC: (de...
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Painting- The Homesteaders- Koerner, W.H.D.- oil on canvas- Figure- Group- Landscape- LRC: W.H.D./Koerner (Koerner underlined)/1932
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Painting- The Sanctity of Motherhood- Leigh, William R.- oil on canvas- mother- Indian- Jesus- child- LRC: W.R. LEIGH/c- Hudson Valley Art Association Gold ...
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Painting- Untitled - portrait of Etheyle Pauline Amy Rothermel Parry, mother of member of Wild West Show- Moyne- oil on canvas- Portrait- Other- LRC: Moyne -...
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Painting- Will Refuses To Be President- Deming, Edward Willard- b & w opaque on watercolor- Figure- Group- LRC: (design) E W DEMING- Described as "An origina...
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