I have depicted the role that mothers have in providing continuous protection of their children. I have ordered the pictures based on the growth and necessity of the child. I looked to show the importance of the mother in proper development of her offspring. The works are from the 17th to 19th centuries. This portrays that motherly dependence has been observed as a reoccurring theme over time. Presented is the different roles that the women provide, not only for the physical needs of their children, but also for their emotional development.