Artist George de Forest Brush, American, 1855-1941
  • Mother and Child
Date between ca. 1897 and 1900
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Overall: 36 3/4 × 28 1/4 inches (93.3 × 71.8 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr.
Accession Number 60.68
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W291, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, twice at lower left: Geo de Forest Brush | de Forest Brush
[an indication that Brush returned to the composition to sign it again later]
Dexter Mason Ferry, Jr., before 1930
DIA in 1960
De Forest Brush Exhibition. Exh. cat., Century Club. New York, 1922, no. 13.

Retrospective of Paintings of George de Forest Brush, N.A. Exh. cat., Grand Central Art Galleries. New York, 1930, no. 3 (ill.).

Richardson, E. P. "American Portrait Painting." Bulletinof the DIA 14, 1 (October, 1934): pp. 11-14.
Detroit Athletic Club News. December 1948 (cover ill.).

Lublin, Mary. "The Religion of Maternity: The Mother-and-Child Painings of George de Forest Brush." PhD Diss., Columbia University. 1989, pp. 221, 266-267 (fig. 24).

"George DeForest Brush, at 74, has His First "One-Man" Show." The Art Digest (January 1, 1930): p. 32. (ill.).