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Whistler's mother coat
2000-2001 {autumn-winter}

wool, felt
147.0 cm (centre back) 67.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
label, inside back neckline, woven in red on blue polyester: MARTIN GRANT
label, stitched at left and right ends, woven in gold on black polyester: PARIS
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Full length coat of two-tone pale brown felted wool. The coat comprises eight vertical panels with external welted seams and is fastened at the centre front by two buttons cut from three layers of the wool and attached by cotton thread. The coat has exaggerated edge details with fabric attached from behind to form a border at the collar, hem, sleeve cuffs and two front pockets. The wide flat collar has rounded edges, cut from two front panels and folded over to show the reverse side of the fabric. The coat is fully lined with three panels of pale green acetate.