Portrait of the artist's mother by James McNeill Whistler
Listen to the Story: 10 minutes
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James McNeill Whistler’s painting: Portrait of the artist’s mother, 1871, is one of a handful of paintings that are universally known and admired. In this short documentary created especially for the exhibition at NGV, Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, NGV and curator of the exhibition, explores how and why this work came to be recognised as an icon.
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