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Clarkton in Bladen County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Whistler’s Mother

1804–1881

 
 
Whistler’s Mother Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 13, 2012
1. Whistler’s Mother Marker
Inscription.  Anna Mathilda McNeill Whistler, mother of the noted painter, James Abbot McNeill Whistler, lived in a house which stood 1300 yards east of this spot.
 
Erected 1938 by Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and County of Bladen, in May.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1300.
 
Location. 34° 29.763′ N, 78° 39.065′ W. Marker is in Clarkton, North Carolina, in Bladen County. Marker is at the intersection of North College Street (Business U.S. 701) and Burney Ford Road, on the left when traveling south on North College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarkton NC 28433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet
Whistler’s Mother Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 13, 2012
2. Whistler’s Mother Marker
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away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Old Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); White Lake CCC Camp (approx. 9.1 miles away); Battle of Elizabethtown (approx. 9.6 miles away); Millie ~ Christine McKoy (approx. 10.2 miles away); Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 11½ miles away); Future Farmers of America (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry for Anna McNeill Whistsler. ‘Anna Matilda (née McNeill) Whistler (September 27, 1804 – January 3, 1881) was the mother of American-born, British-based painter, James McNeill Whistler, who made her the subject of his famous painting ‘Arrangement in Grey & Black No.1,’ often titled, Whistler’s Mother.(Submitted on October 13, 2012.) 

2. Wikipedia Entry for Whistler’s Mother. ‘ The painting is 56.81 by 63.94 inches (144.3 cm × 162.4 cm), displayed in a frame of Whistler's own design in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, having been bought by the French state in 1891. It is now one of
Whistler’s Mother Homesite is Surrounded by Cotton Fields image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, October 13, 2012
3. Whistler’s Mother Homesite is Surrounded by Cotton Fields
the most famous works by an American artist outside the United States.’ (Submitted on October 13, 2012.) 
 
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Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 image. Click for full size.
Oil by James McNeill Whistler, 1871
4. Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1
This painting is more commonly known as Whistler’s Mother and is a portrait of the artist’s mother. Image from Wikipedia Commons.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,212 times since then and 28 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week October 14, 2012. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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