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This is the central fragment of a painting which originally showed a moment during the pursuit of retreating Egyptian forces after the battle of Tel-el-Kebir during the Egyptian War of 1882. Now known only from the engraving of the picture, the triumphant general was surrounded by cheering soldiers of the Gordon and Cameron Highlanders.
After the Battle: Arrival of Lord Wolseley and Staff at the Bridge of Tel-el-Kebir at the Close of the Action, 13 September 1882
oil on canvas
H 61 x W 30.5 cm
gift from the American Associates of the National Army Museum, 2009