Loot - "One Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin"

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John Evan Hodgson, R.A.
Born London, 1831-1895

Loot - "One Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin" 1878

Oil on canvas
Presented by John Robertson, 1886
Museum Number 42-1912

In the 19th Century there was a fashion for 'exotic' scenes in art. Here, two North African figures examine the effects of a European soldier. They pause for reflection as they discover a locket, which presumably holds a picture of the dead officer's wife.

Hodgson visited North Africa in 1869. The figures, their style of dress and weapons all reflect what he would have seen on his travels.

Loot - "One Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin"
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