General Gordon's Last Stand

By G. W. Joy. The artist presents a wholly mythic representation of the event; Gordon was almost certainly cut down in much less heroic circumstances. Here the followers of the Mahdi are frozen in awe before hurling their spears at him.

General Gordon is Killed
General Gordon is Killed
Joy, G.w.
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