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Nursemaid and Child
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler
    born: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States ; died: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom, France
  • Nursemaid and Child, 1859
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 97 x 132 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 160 x 194 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 3 13/16 x 5 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 1/4 x 7 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1975.0066
Catalogue raisonné

A nursemaid and a child are dressed in dark clothing and both sit together on an overlook on the right hand side of the composition gazing at the landscape below. There is an area with trees and cows grazing in the background.