Mother and Child, between ca. 1897 and 1900

  • George de Forest Brush, American, 1855-1941

Oil on canvas

  • Overall: 36 3/4 × 28 1/4 inches (93.3 × 71.8 cm)

Bequest of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr.


On View

  • American W291


American Art before 1950

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.).

George de Forest Brush, Mother and Child, between ca. 1897 and 1900, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr., 60.68.