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Mother and Child

A work made of gum bichromate print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gum bichromate print.




Gertrude Käsebier
American, 1852–1934

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Gertrude Käsebier


Mother and Child


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1899


Gum bichromate print


Signed recto, lower right, in black pencil: "GERTRUDE KÄSEBIER"; inscribed recto, on hinged matte, lower left, in graphite: "6"; inscribed verso, across lower half, in graphite: "[illegible] Kasalun [?/could be Käsebier but not clear] / 273 [?] / Butta B [?] / 86 [illegible] J ¾ 5764-45 C / st 5 3/16 x 8⅛"; verso, on hinged matte, upper left, in graphite: "Mother and Child"; verso, on hinged matte, lower left, in graphite: "2 [encircled]"


Image/paper: 20.7 × 13.7 cm (8 3/16 × 5 7/16 in.); Hinged matte board: 36.1 × 29 cm (14 1/4 × 11 7/16 in.)

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Gift of Mina Turner

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