The Great Sacrifice by James Clark, WW1
The Great Sacrifice by James Clark, originally published in the 1914 Christmas number of The Graphic. Depicting a dead soldier on a battlefield with an ethereal image of Christ on the cross shining down on him, it was one of the most popular images of the war. Stephen Paget observed in The Cornhill Magazine that this Graphic cover has turned railway bookstalls into wayside shrines; the one and only picture of the war, up to now, which says what most needs to be said on canvas. Date: 1914
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Lieutenant Eyre Massey Shaw
Portrait of Lt. Eyre Massey Shaw of the Middlesex Regiment. The son of Captain B. Shaw and the grandson of the late Eyre Massey Shaw, he was killed on 30 July 1916 during World War I. This small portrait featured in the weekly page devoted to officers on the roll of honour featured in the ILN during the Great War.
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Sophonisba taking poison to avoid humiliation by Rome
Sophonisba, a Carthaginian noblewoman, daughter of Hasdrubal Gisco Gisgonis, takes poison when her husband Syphax, King of the Masaesyli (or western) Numidians, is defeated by Massinissa, leader of the Massylian (or eastern) Numidians. Massinissa marries her, but she wishes to avoid the humiliation of being forced to take part in a triumphal procession in Rome, so she accepts the poison from Massinissa himself, whose fear of the Romans is stronger than his love for her.
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