Woman in blue dress, white apron seated on red chair at center; infant rocking in cradle to left; table with balls of yarn to right.
A Year after Marriage. The Mother’s Jewel comments on the change in priorities that marriage brings. The image suggests that the same woman who admired her gold and pearl jewelry the day before her wedding in the print The Day Before Marriage. The Bride’s Jewels now realizes that her baby in a wicker cradle is the most important treasure in her life. She is content with her decision to marry even though her life changed dramatically as a result.