Listening to: Colbie Caillat - Realize
I don't know the background of this painting. I know that I could easily go to Wikipedia and look it up, but I have decided against it.
Instead, I have come to the conclusion that Thomas Whistler, which is what I'm assuming his full name was, hadn't enough money to take a photograph of his mother so he blackmailed a local art student to paint her instead.
I'll probably do something original tomorrow.