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Motherhood Collection

"Motherhood: A Timeless Journey of Love, Strength, and Sacrifice" In the spring of 1972, Ms

Background imageMotherhood Collection: MS. MAGAZINE, 1972. Cover of the first issue of Ms. magazine, spring 1972

MS. MAGAZINE, 1972. Cover of the first issue of Ms. magazine, spring 1972

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, 1751.The scene is the St Giles slums. A child falls to its death from the arms of its drunk mother who sits with ulcerated legs. A skeletal figure holds an empty glass

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). Artist: Fra Angelico

The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). Artist: Fra Angelico
The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). A print after the fresco in the Museo di San Marco dell Angelico, Florence, from Art History and Literature Illustrations, by Jessie Noakes, Virtue and Co

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Alaskan / Northern Sea Otter - mother carrying very young pup - Alaska _D3B3040

Alaskan / Northern Sea Otter - mother carrying very young pup - Alaska _D3B3040
TOM-1919 Alaskan / Northern Sea Otter - mother carrying very young pup Alaska Enhydra lutris Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre

Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre
Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. From the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Silver Cross advertisement

Silver Cross advertisement
Advertisement for Silver Cross prams (or baby coaches), featuring an immaculately turned out young 1950s mother wearing an off the shoulder pink dress with pearls, heels and long yellow gloves

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Royal family as a happy group of dog lovers, 1937. Artist: Michael Chance

Royal family as a happy group of dog lovers, 1937. Artist: Michael Chance
The royal family forming a happy group of dog lovers; with their Tibetan lion dog, labradors, and corgis, 1937. A print from the Illustrated London News: Coronation Record Number, London, 1937

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Adoration of the Christ Child. Creator: Unknown

The Adoration of the Christ Child. Creator: Unknown
The Adoration of the Christ Child. (ca. 1515)

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Order of Release, 1746, 1852-1853. Artist: John Everett Millais

The Order of Release, 1746, 1852-1853. Artist: John Everett Millais
The Order of Release, 1746, 1852-1853. A barefoot Scottish woman with child in arms brings the official document releasing her wounded husband from prison after the failure of the Second Jacobite

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Austria, Vienna, The Bad Mothers, 1894, oil on canvas 105x200 cm

Austria, Vienna, The Bad Mothers, 1894, oil on canvas 105x200 cm
Giovanni Segantini (1858-1899), The Bad Mothers, 1894, oil on canvas, 105x200 cm

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Mother and Child, c. 1906. Creator: Gari Melchers

Mother and Child, c. 1906. Creator: Gari Melchers
Mother and Child, c. 1906

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902. Creator: Mary L. Macomber

Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902. Creator: Mary L. Macomber
Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Crucifixion, 1340s. Creator: Pietro Lorenzetti

The Crucifixion, 1340s. Creator: Pietro Lorenzetti
The Crucifixion, 1340s

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Illustration by Marygold

Illustration by Marygold -- Woman and baby in a garden at night. circa 1920s

Background imageMotherhood Collection: A little girl asleep on her mothers lap

A little girl asleep on her mothers lap circa 1890

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Our Lady Worshipping the Child, c. 1518-20 (oil on canvas)

Our Lady Worshipping the Child, c. 1518-20 (oil on canvas)
XAL31558 Our Lady Worshipping the Child, c.1518-20 (oil on canvas) by Correggio, (Antonio Allegri) (c.1489-1534); 81x67 cm; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The New Pramobile

The New Pramobile
London, England: c. 1930. The latest invention in transportation and baby care at the British Industries Exhibition is the new fangled Pramobile, with a speed of 1.5 mph. Its made by Dunckley

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Northern River Otter - mother and pups - Northern Rockies - Montana - Wyoming - Western USA

Northern River Otter - mother and pups - Northern Rockies - Montana - Wyoming - Western USA - Summer _D3A4668
TOM-1751 Northern River Otter - mother and pups Northern Rockies - Montana - Wyoming - Western USA Lontra canadensis Summer Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Le Linge (The Laundry), 1875. Creator: Manet, Edouard (1832-1883)

Le Linge (The Laundry), 1875. Creator: Manet, Edouard (1832-1883)
Le Linge (The Laundry), 1875. Found in the Collection of The Barnes Foundation

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Our Village, c1890, (1936). Creator: Hubert von Herkomer

Our Village, c1890, (1936). Creator: Hubert von Herkomer
Our Village, c1890, (1936). Village scene by Sir Hubert von Herkomer. (1849-1914). Oil on canvas. From " Bibbys Annual 1936", edited by Joseph Bibby. [J. Bibby & Sons, Ltd. Liverpool, 1936]

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Madonna of the Magnificat (detail), 1482. Artist: Sandro Botticelli

Madonna of the Magnificat (detail), 1482. Artist: Sandro Botticelli
Madonna of the Magnificat (detail), 1482. From the collection of the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Just two words! Nestles Milk 1915

Just two words! Nestles Milk 1915
Nestles milk for yourself and baby. Don t - as you value your childs life - experiment with " foods" of unknown composition; the lives of millions of children have been lost in that way

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Guess My Name, c.1821. Creator: David Wilkie

Guess My Name, c.1821. Creator: David Wilkie
Guess My Name, c.1821

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)

Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)
1197530 Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas) by Chierici, Gaetano (1838-1920); 33x42 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Birth of Christ. Creator: Unknown

The Birth of Christ. Creator: Unknown
The Birth of Christ. Nativity scene from the New Testament: And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Baby (Cradle). Artist: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)

Baby (Cradle). Artist: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)
Baby (Cradle). Found in the collection of National Gallery of Art, Washington

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The First Ear Ring, 1849. Artist: William Greatbach

The First Ear Ring, 1849. Artist: William Greatbach
The First Ear Ring, 1849

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist, c1500. Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist, c1500. Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist, c1500. The Burlington House Cartoon. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Found in the collection of the National Gallery, London

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Cradle, 1873. Artist: Berthe Morisot

The Cradle, 1873. Artist: Berthe Morisot
The Cradle, 1873. Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Le Coup de Lance, 1620. At the Crucifixion the soldier pierces Christs side to make sure he is dead. At bottom right, the Virgin Mary and St John the Apostle turn aside in despair

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist, 1499-1500, (1943). Creator

The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist, 1499-1500, (1943). Creator
The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist, (The Burlington House Cartoon), 1499-1500, (1943). The Virgin Mary sits on the lap of her mother

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Lioness (Panthera leo) carrying her cub, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Lioness (Panthera leo) carrying her cub, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Background imageMotherhood Collection: On the Alert - Lioness and Cubs, c1878-1910, (1912). Artist: John MacAllan Swan

On the Alert - Lioness and Cubs, c1878-1910, (1912). Artist: John MacAllan Swan
On the Alert - Lioness and Cubs, c1878-1910, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings, with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, Cassell and Company, (London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Mother and children, stone sculpture by Emanuel Vigeland, Vigeland Park

Mother and children, stone sculpture by Emanuel Vigeland, Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Maternal Caress, c. 1891. Creator: Mary Cassatt

Maternal Caress, c. 1891. Creator: Mary Cassatt
Maternal Caress, c. 1891

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Julia Margaret Cameron, 1870. Creator: Henry Herschel Hay Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1870. Creator: Henry Herschel Hay Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron, 1870

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saint John, ca. 1624-25. Creator: Hendrick ter Brugghen

The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saint John, ca. 1624-25. Creator: Hendrick ter Brugghen
The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saint John, ca. 1624-25

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Mars and Venus United by Love, 1570s. Creator: Paolo Veronese

Mars and Venus United by Love, 1570s. Creator: Paolo Veronese
Mars and Venus United by Love, 1570s

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Child with an Apple (Gabrielle, Jean Renoir and a Little Girl), c. 1895

Child with an Apple (Gabrielle, Jean Renoir and a Little Girl), c. 1895. Found in the Collection of Collection Leone Cettolin Dauberville

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Song of the Angels, 1881. Artist: Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905)

Song of the Angels, 1881. Artist: Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905)
Song of the Angels, 1881. Found in the collection of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Mid of the 19th cen Artist: Russian icon

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Mid of the 19th cen Artist: Russian icon
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Mid of the 19th cen.. From a private collection

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Holy Family with the Dragonfly, 1495 (1906). Artist: Albrecht Durer

The Holy Family with the Dragonfly, 1495 (1906). Artist: Albrecht Durer
The Holy Family with the Dragonfly, 1495 (1906). From Durer Des Meisters Gemalde Kupferstiche und Holzschnitte in 471 Abbildungen [Stuttgart und Leipzig, Deutsch Verlags-Ansalt, 1906]

Background imageMotherhood Collection: The Prince and Princess of Wales with their family on board the royal yacht, 19th century (1910)

The Prince and Princess of Wales with their family on board the royal yacht, 19th century (1910). The future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra with their children Prince Albert, Duke of Clarence

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Virgin and Child, 16th century

Virgin and Child, 16th century. From the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Scene from Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope, 1860. Artist: John Everett Millais

Scene from Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope, 1860. Artist: John Everett Millais
Scene from Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope, 1860. The Rev and Mrs Crawley at home with their young family which, as an impoverished parson, he has difficulty in supporting

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Madonna of the Rocks (detail), 1482-1486. Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Madonna of the Rocks (detail), 1482-1486. Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Madonna of the Rocks (detail), 1482-1486. From the collection of the Louvre, Paris, France

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Greek Icon of the Virgin and Child

Greek Icon of the Virgin and Child, from the Byzantine Museums collection in Athens

Background imageMotherhood Collection: Flinkwallaby, (Macropus agilis)

Flinkwallaby, (Macropus agilis)
Agile Wallaby, (Macropus agilis), female with Joey in pouch, Cuddly Creek, South Australia, Australia



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"Motherhood: A Timeless Journey of Love, Strength, and Sacrifice" In the spring of 1972, Ms. Magazine unveiled its first issue, igniting a feminist revolution that would forever reshape society's perception of motherhood. The cover boldly challenged traditional norms and celebrated the multifaceted nature of women's roles. Just as William Hogarth depicted in his iconic painting "Gin Lane" in 1751, it has always been intertwined with societal challenges and struggles. Yet amidst adversity, mothers have remained resilient pillars of strength for their children. Take the Alaskan/Northern Sea Otter - a symbol of maternal devotion - carrying her precious pup through icy waters. In Alaska's wilderness, she teaches her young one survival skills while nurturing an unbreakable bond. Gari Melchers' masterpiece "Mother and Child" captures the tender moments shared between a mother and her child in early 20th century America. It reminds us that throughout history, mothers have provided unwavering love and guidance to shape future generations. Even advertisements like Silver Cross remind us that motherhood is not confined to any particular era or culture; it transcends time and place. The image showcases how mothers have always strived to provide comfort and safety for their little ones. Leon-Maxime Faivre's painting "Deux meres (Two Mothers)" beautifully portrays the universal language spoken by all mothers – compassion. Regardless of background or circumstance, this innate ability to nurture knows no bounds. Mary L. Macomber's artwork titled "Night and Her Daughter Sleep" embodies the peacefulness found within a mother's embrace as she cradles her sleeping child. It serves as a reminder that even in moments of tranquility lies an unyielding dedication to protect those we hold dear.