Below are some examples. I know once you see these you will recognize that you have seen them in antique shops and shows.
Of course there is a reason I am sharing this with you. I recently found a watercolor commemorating a little 6 year old. I believe she died in 1818 in a fire,as in the background you see part of a city burning (on the left). It is actually a watercolor on silk, not paper. It looks much better in person, but I wanted to share this with you anyway. I am hunting for a spot to hang it, to be shared later.
This picture has a mournful willow tree, which actually represents resurrection and rebirth.
Some people may think that these pictures are morbid, but at the time, they were considered an appropriate expression of a family's grief. They were often done by schoolgirls and considered quite an achievement by the family. However I have never been interested in things that include a person's hair, which was common in Victorian time. I know many of you collect samplers. Check to see which ones are actually commemorative samplers.