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Creator:
William Woollett, 1735–1785, British
after Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Title:
The Death of General Wolfe
Date:
1776
Medium:
Line-engraving with etching, published state
Dimensions:
Plate: 16 3/4 x 23 1/4in. (42.5 x 59.1cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14483
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
army | axe | battle | death | guns | indigenous people | military art | wound
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22)

Benjamin West and his American Students (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1981-01-30 - 1981-04-19)

Benjamin West and his American Students (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, 1980-10-06 - 1981-04-19)

Rembrandt in Eighteenth Century England (Yale Center for British Art, 1983-10-19 - 1983-12-30)

The Romantic Print in the Age of Revolutions: Hero, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-01-23 - 2003-06-01)

The Romantic Print in Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2004-02-14 - 2004-05-09)

Publications:
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Douglas Fordham, Aquatint Worlds : Travel, Print, and Empire 1770-1820, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven and London, p. 30, fig. 18, NE2230 .F674 2019 (LC) Oversize

Loyd Grossman, Benjamin West and the struggle to be modern, Merrell, London: New York, 2015, pp. 11, 14, 150, 155-59, 162, fig. 3, NJ18.W52 G76 2015 (YCBA)

Gillian Perry, Placing faces, the portrait and the English country house in the long eighteenth century , Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2013, pp. 196-97, fig. 38, ND1314 .P533 2013 (YCBA)

Susan Rather, The American school : artists and status in the late-colonial and early national era, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2016, pp. 129-30, 168, fig. 106, N6507 .R38 2016 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40176
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