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Drawing - Gordon's Tomb, St Paul's Cathedral
  • Gordon's Tomb, St Paul's Cathedral
    Renouard, Charles Paul, born 1845 - died 1924
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Gordon's Tomb, St Paul's Cathedral

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    1894-1895 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Renouard, Charles Paul, born 1845 - died 1924 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk, pencil, pen and Indian ink, and wash, heightened with white, laid down on card

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SD.869

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 87, shelf SC, box 32

Physical description

Drawing of a family group looking at a funerary monument

Date

1894-1895 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Renouard, Charles Paul, born 1845 - died 1924 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk, pencil, pen and Indian ink, and wash, heightened with white, laid down on card

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title and artist's name in another hand on mount The Graphic, 26 January 1895, p.85.

Dimensions

Height: 26.9 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt. fr. Abbott & Holder - Barnes. Jan.1962, £1-5[shillings] '.

Descriptive line

Drawing, `Gordon's Tomb, St. Paul's Cathedral', 1894-1895. Charles Paul Edouard (1845-1924)

Labels and date

General Gordon, killed during the siege of Khartoum in 1885, was revered as one of the great Christian military heroes of the 19th century. A visit to his monument was an opportunity for moral education. Children would learn a correct response in such a situation from their parents' behaviour []

Subjects depicted

Tombs; Soldiers' monuments; Children; Death

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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