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Mother and Child

Helen M. Turner

(Louisville, KY, 1858 - 1958, New Orleans)

c. 1908

Oil on fabric

40 in. x 30 1/8 in. (101.6 cm x 76.52 cm)

Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw

1955.87

More Information

Turner is known for her quiet garden and domestic scenes rendered with a vigorous impressionistic technique. Despite the painting’s lush surface and the rich patterning of the fabrics and textiles she depicted, the artist reported to Akron collector Edwin C. Shaw that she was most proud of the work's timeless theme and "profound and serious" mood.

Marks

Signed UR: "Helen M. Turner"

Keywords
American
Baby
Family life
Female
Mother
Painting