Offered is a most beautiful wooden artwork depicting General Charles George Gordon, the famous British officer, known for his heroic actions in China and Africa in mid 1850s. This artwork is wonderfully done in high relief, all in one piece, on a cherry wood base. It was assumed to be made by an African artist of the time for its style and appreciation for General Gordon's bravery in the region.
Due to the age of this wooden art piece (mid 1800), there are some minor discoloring around the edges of the frame in addition to minor chips on the back.
Charles George Gordon, C.B. (January 28, 1833 – January 26, 1885), known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British army officer and administrator. He is remembered for his exploits in China and northern Africa. His death while fighting against the Mahdi of Sudan made him a heroic figure for many in Britain, who saw his life and death within the context of the imperial project that claimed to be civilizing the non-Western world, bringing order and moral standards.
Measurements: Wooden Plaque 16.5" (42 cm) x 11.5" (29 cm)
Wooden frame 21.5" (55 cm) x 17" (43 cm)