Mrs. Mayer and Daughter by Ammi Phillips 1835
When we visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York last fall I was overwhelmed! I knew I couldn’t possibly see or study everything in the short time we’d be there. I needed a theme! It didn’t take long before I realized I was being drawn to all the intriguing representations of motherhood. I decided to take photos of any piece of art that depicted motherhood in some way. Here are a selection of my favorites.
Mothers nourish their children.
Mother and Child- Bamama People- Mali- 15th Century
Mothers teach their children
Jungle Tales by James Jebusa Shannon 1895
Mothers are role models for their children.
The Way They Live by Thomas Aushutz 1879
Mothers carry their children till they can walk on their own.
Mrs. Brindley Sheridan and Her Son- by John Hoppner 1797
Mothers create a home for their children.
Just Moved by Henry Mosler 1870
Mothers make their children feel beautiful.
La Coiffure by Picasso 1916
Mothers risk their lives for their children.
On To Liberty by Theodor Kaufmann- 1867
Mothers care tenderly for their children.
Mother and Child by Mary Cassatt 1899
Mothers share their delight in their children with their partner.
Conversation Piece by Lilly Martin Spencer 1851
Mothers encourage their children.
Madonna and Child by Filippino Lippi 1483
Mothers are their children’s protectors.
Latona and Her Children Diana and Apollo by William Rinehart 1870
Mothers work to provide for their children.
The Lacemaker by Nicolaes Maes 1655
Mothers establish meaningful rituals in their children’s lives.
Story of Golden Locks by Seymour Joseph Guy 1870
Mothers can do many things at once for their children.
Two Hands by Claudette Schreuders 2010
Mothers comfort their children.
A Young Mother by Bessie Potter Vonnoh 1896
Mothers have enough love for all their children.
Chloe Burrall Smith and Her Five Children by Ralph Earl 1798
Happy Mothers Day!
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