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Gordon's Tomb, St Paul's Cathedral

1894-1895 (drawn)

Drawing of a family group looking at a funerary monument

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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Black chalk, pencil, pen and Indian ink, and wash, heightened with white, laid down on card
Brief Description
Drawing, `Gordon's Tomb, St. Paul's Cathedral', 1894-1895. Charles Paul Edouard (1845-1924)
Physical Description
Drawing of a family group looking at a funerary monument
  • Height: 26.9cm
  • Width: 35.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed with title and artist's name in another hand on mount The Graphic, 26 January 1895, p.85.
Gallery Label
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
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Object history
According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt. fr. Abbott & Holder - Barnes. Jan.1962, £1-5[shillings] '.
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record createdMarch 9, 2006
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