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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
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.
 
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 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
Whistler’s Mother Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 13, 2012
2. Whistler’s Mother Marker
(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. 11.5 miles away); Future Farmers of America (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Whistler's Mother (and Brother). Article by David Norris in The Cape Fear Civil War Round Table. “Anna’s parents were Scottish-born Dr. Daniel Whistler and his wife Martha Kingsley McNeill. The McNeill home, a two-story brick house on the southwest corner of Fourth and Orange Streets, was torn down well over a century ago. The McNeill family divided their time between Wilmington and ‘Oak Forest,’ their plantation in Bladen County [near Clarkton, Ed.], until the family moved to Brooklyn, New York about 1814. ‘Oak Forest’ was a venerable brick house built in 1739, according to a 1948 article in the Star-News (Wilmington). The old place was burned down in 1931 by treasure hunters.” (Submitted on October 14, 2012.) 

2. Wikipedia Entry for Anna McNeill Whistsler
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
. ‘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.) 

3. 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 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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 94 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week October 14, 2012. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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