Rereading the Indian in Benjamin West's "Death of General Wolfe"

@article{Fryd1995RereadingTI,
  title={Rereading the Indian in Benjamin West's "Death of General Wolfe"},
  author={Vivien Green Fryd},
  journal={American Art},
  year={1995},
  volume={9},
  pages={73 - 85}
}
  • V. Fryd
  • Published 1 April 1995
  • History
  • American Art
Benjamin West, The Death of General Wolfe (detail), 1770. Oil on canvas, 152.6 x 214.5 cm (60 x 84 1/2 in.). National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Transfer from the Canadian War Memorials, Gift of the 2d Duke of Westminster, Eaton Hall, Cheshire Benjamin West's Death of General Wolfe (fig. 1) has long inspired commentary. Following an initially shaky reception, it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1771 and subsequently became so popular that three full-scale copies were commissioned… 
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