But those other things—you’re right, ma’am,—there ain’t much—Robinson Crusoe and the Bible; and Handel’s Largo, we all know that; and Whistler’s Mother—those are just about as far as we go.
Thornton Wilder -- Our Town
But she had known (waiting like Whistler’s Mother in the livingroom) what Luke’s irritation would lead to.
John Gardner -- The Sunlight Dialogues
In the 3¢ Mothers of America Issue, put out on Mother’s Day, 1934, the flowers to the lower left of Whistler’s Mother had been replaced by Venus flytrap, belladonna, poison sumac and a few others Oedipa had never seen.