The Funeral of a Little Girl on the Riviera

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Hugh Cameron
Born Edinburgh, 1835-1918

The Funeral of a Little Girl on the Riviera, 1881

Oil on canvas
Presented by James G Orchar, 1881
Museum Number 104-1912

Death is a common subject in Victorian art, especially the death of a child. After a visit to the French Riviera, Cameron depicts the heart rending subject of infant death against the soft light of a Mediterranean landscape. He is better known for his genre paintings, which illustrate scenes of Scottish everyday life.

The Funeral of a Little Girl on the Riviera
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