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Mourning Collection

"Mourning: A Reflection on Grief and Remembrance" In the depths of sorrow, Mary, Queen of Scots found solace in mourning

Background imageMourning Collection: The Man of Sorrows, 1430 (oil on panel)

The Man of Sorrows, 1430 (oil on panel)
LAF470816 The Man of Sorrows, 1430 (oil on panel) by Campin, Robert (c.1378-1444); 36x28 cm; Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium; © Art in Flanders

Background imageMourning Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scotland -- the inscription below reads Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, Widow of Francois II, King of France. The portrait shows her in mourning dress

Background imageMourning Collection: The Death of Socrates, 1787 (oil on canvas)

The Death of Socrates, 1787 (oil on canvas)
XOS1127648 The Death of Socrates, 1787 (oil on canvas) by David, Jacques Louis (1748-1825); 129.5x196 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add.info.: Socrates (c.469-399 BC)

Background imageMourning Collection: The Death of Seneca, 1871 (oil on canvas)

The Death of Seneca, 1871 (oil on canvas)
FIA5401488 The Death of Seneca, 1871 (oil on canvas) by Dominguez y Sanchez, Manuel (1840-1906); 270x540 cm; Prado, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: Seneca the Younger)

Background imageMourning Collection: The New Jerusalem, c1900

The New Jerusalem, c1900. Christ, who has redeemed the world through his Crucifixion, waits at the entrance to The New Jerusalem to welcome the saved

Background imageMourning Collection: Christ on the cross, the Three Marys on mourning by John

Christ on the cross, the Three Marys on mourning by John
Pier Francesco Sacchi, called Il Pavese (1485-1528). Italian Renaissance painter. Christ on the cross, the Three Marys on mourning by John and the Donor or Patron, 1514. Gemaldegalerie. Berlin

Background imageMourning Collection: Advert for Jays of London Mourning for families

Advert for Jays of London Mourning for families
An advertisement for mourning clothes for all the family from Jays London General Mourning Warehouse. Date: 1888

Background imageMourning Collection: Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus, 1760-63 (pen and ink and wash on paper)

Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus, 1760-63 (pen and ink and wash on paper)
XYC159614 Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus, 1760-63 (pen and ink and wash on paper) by Hamilton, Gavin (1723-98); 13.7x21 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Background imageMourning Collection: Irish Brigade memorial on Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield

Irish Brigade memorial on Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield
Irish wolfhound on the monument to NYs Irish Brigade, Little Round Top, Gettysburg Battlefield. Photograph

Background imageMourning Collection: Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Background imageMourning Collection: Grief

Grief
A woman holds her head in her arms in this camera study by Hugh Cecil depicting grief

Background imageMourning Collection: Queen Victoria and children in mourning at Windsor

Queen Victoria and children in mourning at Windsor
Queen Victoria with her daughters, Vicky (Crown Princess of Prussia, standing behind), Alice (kneeling) and her son Prince Alfred, mourning Prince Albert

Background imageMourning Collection: Sport / Cricket / Ashes

Sport / Cricket / Ashes
The Ashes - The original announcement mourning the loss to the Australians ina test series

Background imageMourning Collection: Queen Victoria, from London Pictures: Drawn with Pen and Pencil, by Rev

Queen Victoria, from London Pictures: Drawn with Pen and Pencil, by Rev
KW330064 Queen Victoria, from London Pictures: Drawn with Pen and Pencil, by Rev. Richard Lovett, published 1890 (litho) by English School

Background imageMourning Collection: The Death of the Bullfighter; La Muerte del Torero, (oil on canvas)

The Death of the Bullfighter; La Muerte del Torero, (oil on canvas)
823533 The Death of the Bullfighter; La Muerte del Torero, (oil on canvas) by Villegas y Cordero, Jose (1844-1921); 303x505 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMourning Collection: The Laying in the Tomb ( The Deposition / The Entombment ), 1602-16044

The Laying in the Tomb ( The Deposition / The Entombment ), 1602-16044. Artist: Michelangelo Caravaggio
The Laying in the Tomb ( The Deposition / The Entombment ), 1602-1604. Mary of Clopas with her arms raised; Mary Magdalene with bowed head; Nicodemus grasps the legs of the dead Christ

Background imageMourning Collection: Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Le Coup de Lance, 1620. At the Crucifixion the soldier pierces Christs side to make sure he is dead. At bottom right, the Virgin Mary and St John the Apostle turn aside in despair

Background imageMourning Collection: DEATH OF LINCOLN, 1865. Death bed of Lincoln. Lithograph, 1865

DEATH OF LINCOLN, 1865. Death bed of Lincoln. Lithograph, 1865

Background imageMourning Collection: Queen Victoria and her family

Queen Victoria and her family
Queen Victoria shown with members of her family shortly after the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales, mourning a bust of her late husband, Prince Albert

Background imageMourning Collection: Queen Alexandra and Empress Marie, Maundy Thursday

Queen Alexandra and Empress Marie, Maundy Thursday
Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) and her sister Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, formerly Princess Dagmar of Denmark (1847-1928), leaving the Maundy Thursday distribution ceremony at Westminster Abbey

Background imageMourning Collection: Queen Alexandra and Empress Marie leaving Victoria Station

Queen Alexandra and Empress Marie leaving Victoria Station
Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) and her sister Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, formerly Princess Dagmar of Denmark (1847-1928), in an open carriage, leaving Victoria Station, Central London

Background imageMourning Collection: Greek Costume C. 500 Bc

Greek Costume C. 500 Bc
Various Ancient Greek costumes; left to right - a warrior, a King, a woman and two mourning women

Background imageMourning Collection: The Crucified Christ with the Virgin Mary, Saints John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene

The Crucified Christ with the Virgin Mary, Saints John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageMourning Collection: Picture No. 11807449

Picture No. 11807449
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura Perched on tree limb in fall backyard setting October in Connecticut USA Date:

Background imageMourning Collection: Aristotle crying, conceptual artwork

Aristotle crying, conceptual artwork
Aristotle crying. Conceptual artwork of a bust of the Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC), who is depicted here crying

Background imageMourning Collection: Queen Elizabeth II returns to UK after death of King George

Queen Elizabeth II returns to UK after death of King George
The new Queen Elizabeth II, dressed in black - mourning her recently deceased father King George VI - returns to the UK after cutting short her holiday in Kenya after receiving the news

Background imageMourning Collection: Edward VII lying in state, Westminster Hall

Edward VII lying in state, Westminster Hall
Soldiers guard the coffin of the late King Edward VII whose body is lying in state in Westminster Hall, Central London. An estimated 700, 000 people passed through the Hall to pay their respects

Background imageMourning Collection: Embossed Victorian mourning card, Mary Hickman

Embossed Victorian mourning card, Mary Hickman
Embossed Victorian mourning card with a funerary monument. In Memory of Mary, relict of the late Job Hickman, of the Bilston Quarries, she departed this life, December 2nd, 1857, aged 73 years

Background imageMourning Collection: Saint Mary Magdalene penitent, 1625-27 (oil on canvas)

Saint Mary Magdalene penitent, 1625-27 (oil on canvas)
7062918 Saint Mary Magdalene penitent, 1625-27 (oil on canvas) by Cagnacci, Guido (1601-63); Palazzo Corsini, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome

Background imageMourning Collection: Christ the Comforter: Jesus consoling a grieving British war widow (colour litho)

Christ the Comforter: Jesus consoling a grieving British war widow (colour litho)
7172504 Christ the Comforter: Jesus consoling a grieving British war widow (colour litho) by Copping, Harold (1863-1932); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christ the Comforter)

Background imageMourning Collection: Publication on the death of Queen Victoria 1901

Publication on the death of Queen Victoria 1901
Front cover reporting on the death of Her Majesty Queen Victoria in The Queen, The Ladys Newspaper & Court Chronicle, dated 26 January 1901, four days after her death

Background imageMourning Collection: The Widows Chair in the Admiralty Pay-Office, Devonport (engraving)

The Widows Chair in the Admiralty Pay-Office, Devonport (engraving)
1047718 The Widows Chair in the Admiralty Pay-Office, Devonport (engraving) by Barnes, Robert (1840-95); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Widows Chair in the Admiralty Pay-Office, Devonport)

Background imageMourning Collection: The Holy Family with the Symbols of the Passion, c. 1660. Creator: Giordano, Luca (1632-1705)

The Holy Family with the Symbols of the Passion, c. 1660. Creator: Giordano, Luca (1632-1705)
The Holy Family with the Symbols of the Passion, c. 1660. Found in the Collection of Museo di Capodimonte, Naples

Background imageMourning Collection: Christ with the crown of thorns, First Half of 16th cen

Christ with the crown of thorns, First Half of 16th cen.. Found in the Collection of Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede

Background imageMourning Collection: The Man of Sorrows Blessing, 1480-1490. Artist: Memling, Hans (1433 / 40-1494)

The Man of Sorrows Blessing, 1480-1490. Artist: Memling, Hans (1433 / 40-1494)
The Man of Sorrows Blessing, 1480-1490. Found in the collection of the Musei di Strada Nuova, Genoa

Background imageMourning Collection: Two Jubilees - a Harmony in Black and White, 1888

Two Jubilees - a Harmony in Black and White, 1888. The Pope paid a visit to Queen Victoria at the beginning of 1888. Dressed in white, he was in contrast to Her Majesty who

Background imageMourning Collection: MEMORIAL DAY, 1868. Mourners decorating the grave of General Frederick W. Lander in Salem

MEMORIAL DAY, 1868. Mourners decorating the grave of General Frederick W. Lander in Salem, Massachusetts, during the first nationwide observance of Memorial (Decoration) Day, 30 May 1868

Background imageMourning Collection: Pieta, oil on panel. Giovanni Bellini (1426-1516) Italian Renaissance painter

Pieta, oil on panel. Giovanni Bellini (1426-1516) Italian Renaissance painter. Mourning over the body of Christ before its entombment. Death Grief

Background imageMourning Collection: Queen Alexandra and Crown Prince Olav, London

Queen Alexandra and Crown Prince Olav, London
Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) and her grandson, Crown Prince Olav of Norway (1903-1991), leaving the newly opened Whiteleys Store in Bayswater, West London

Background imageMourning Collection: Shiva the great ascetic

Shiva the great ascetic, Kailasa, Ellora, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Maharashtra state, India, Asia

Background imageMourning Collection: Romantic bridge spanning brook in morning mist Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Romantic bridge spanning brook in morning mist Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
SAS-281 Romantic bridge spanning brook in morning mist Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany Steffen & Alexandra Sailer Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageMourning Collection: Death of Romulus, founder of Rome

Death of Romulus, founder of Rome
The death of Romulus, founder of Rome

Background imageMourning Collection: Agrippina landing with the ashes of Germanicus

Agrippina landing with the ashes of Germanicus
Agrippina the Elder landing at Brundisium (Brindisi, Southern Italy) with the ashes of her husband, Germanicus. circa AD 19

Background imageMourning Collection: The Deposition of Christ, 1525-28 (panel) (for detail see 82734)

The Deposition of Christ, 1525-28 (panel) (for detail see 82734)
BEN80052 The Deposition of Christ, 1525-28 (panel) (for detail see 82734) by Pontormo, Jacopo (1494-1557); 312.4x193 cm; Capponi Chapel, Santa Felicita, Florence

Background imageMourning Collection: On the Way to Windsor, George Vs body on the way to his final resting place at

On the Way to Windsor, George Vs body on the way to his final resting place at
STC444640 On the Way to Windsor, George Vs body on the way to his final resting place at Windsor, 1936 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageMourning Collection: Douleur de Marie-Madeleine (Grief of Mary Magdalene) (litho)

Douleur de Marie-Madeleine (Grief of Mary Magdalene) (litho)
3099043 Douleur de Marie-Madeleine (Grief of Mary Magdalene) (litho) by Lefebvre, Jules Joseph (1836-1911) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMourning Collection: Mourner from the Tomb of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, 1404-10 (alabaster)

Mourner from the Tomb of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, 1404-10 (alabaster)
3468199 Mourner from the Tomb of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, 1404-10 (alabaster) by Werve, Claus de (1380-1439); 41.7x16.6x11.7 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageMourning Collection: The Shepherds Chief Mourner (engraving)

The Shepherds Chief Mourner (engraving)
1621155 The Shepherds Chief Mourner (engraving) by Landseer, Edwin (1802-73) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Shepherds Chief Mourner)



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"Mourning: A Reflection on Grief and Remembrance" In the depths of sorrow, Mary, Queen of Scots found solace in mourning. As she faced her tragic fate, her heart heavy with loss, she exemplified the power of resilience amidst adversity. The New Jerusalem, a vision of hope from c1900, reminds us that even in times of mourning, there is a glimmer of light that guides us towards healing, and is through our collective grief that we find strength to rebuild and create anew. An advert for Jays of London Mourning for families speaks to the universal need for support during times of bereavement. In their compassionate services lies an understanding that mourning is not meant to be endured alone but shared amongst loved ones. On the hallowed grounds where valor met tragedy stands the Irish Brigade memorial on Little Round Top at Gettysburg battlefield. Here we witness how mourning transcends borders and unites nations in honoring those who sacrificed everything for freedom's cause. Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus captures the raw intensity and anguish experienced when losing a cherished companion. This poignant artwork immortalizes grief as an essential part of being human – a testament to love's enduring impact. In The Death of Socrates painted in 1787, we witness profound sadness mingled with reverence as philosophy mourns its greatest martyr. Through this masterpiece, we are reminded that even great minds can succumb to mortality's grasp. Queen Victoria and her children draped in mourning attire at Windsor Palace remind us that grief knows no boundaries – it touches both royalty and commoners alike. Their somber presence serves as a reminder that loss unifies humanity under one shared experience. Tilda Swinton's portrayal in Derek Jarman's Caravaggio (1986) brings forth an exploration into art as catharsis during moments marked by sorrowful introspection. Through creativity emerges healing; through artistry, we find solace.