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Nursemaid and Child

Impression: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Number: 42
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 99 x 134 mm
Signed: 'Whistler' at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 35
Catalogues: K.37; M.36; T.21; W.34
Impressions taken from this plate  (35)
Nursemaid and Child probably dates from 1859. It shows figures sitting in the grass, and trees in full leaf, so it probably dates from between May and September.
Other figure studies of the period include Annie, Seated 032, Reading by Lamplight 037, Greenwich Pensioner 040 and Arthur Haden 066 (the last two being dated '1859' on the plate).