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Durham Cathedral, interior
(late 19th century)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
101.5 × 77.9 cm
Inscription
inscribed in grey paint l.r.: D.Y. Cameron (n underlined)
Accession Number
1226-3
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1922
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Gallery location
Not on display
Provenance

Exhibited Royal Academy, London, 1921, no.31; from where purchased, on the advice of Frank Rinder, for the Felton Bequest, 1921; arrived Melbourne 1922.



David Cameron first exhibited paintings at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1886 and went on to have a highly successful career culminating in a knighthood in 1924. He excelled in tonal effects, much like Whistler, where he used strong contrasts of dark and light for dramatic effect. This interior of a cathedral, with its heavy stone walls, and large windows that allow light to dramatically fill the space, is typical of Cameron’s interiors.