This oil painting by Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894) is typical of his work as he was primarily known for his charming paintings of children with animals. He was commissioned by Queen Victoria to paint the royal pets.
Barber had great popular and commercial appeal but died at the height of his fame from diabetic complications.
In Disgrace is one of four paintings and several beautiful ivories donated to the LSA Art Collection by wealthy local resident, Dorothy Mosedale (1896-1970) in memory of her industrialist father, Ward Mosedale.
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