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dc.contributor.authorBarry, James (Irish painter, printmaker, and lithographer, 1741-1806, active in England)
dc.coverage.spatialNew Brunswick Museum.
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-02T10:24:48Z
dc.date.available2008-02-02T10:24:48Z
dc.date.created1776
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.citationWilliam L. Pressly, 'James Barry: Artist as Hero', London: The Tate Gallery, 1983, p 59-60, no 8en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/13550
dc.description'This painting, which depicts General Wolfe dying at the Battle of Quebec in 1759, is Barry's only canvas treating a modern subject in the rhetoric of history painting. Two Louisbourg Grenadiers support Wolfe, while to the left stand a grieving naval officer and a midshipman. Behind them can be seen sailors pulling cannons up the cliff forming the north bank of the St Lawrence River with a glimpse of the masts of the anchored fleet beyond. At the lower left, daringly cropped by the frame, are the bodies of two of the vanquished - a French officer and his Indian ally. At the right Lt Browne points to the troops advancing across the Plains of Abraham toward the upper town of Quebec as he brings news of the British victory to the expiring general. In choosing this subject Barry was following in the footsteps of Benjamin West, who had exhibited a similar painting at the Royal Academy in 1771.'(Pressly, 60)en
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dc.format.mediumoil paint (pigmented coating)en
dc.format.mimetypeimage/jpeg
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe Tate Galleryen
dc.subjectBrowne, Lt. Francisen
dc.subject.lcshArt, Irishen
dc.subject.lcshPortrait painting, Irish -- 18th centuryen
dc.subject.lcshHistory in arten
dc.subject.lcshWolfe, James, 1727-1759 Death & burial.en
dc.subject.lcshUnited States History French and Indian War, 1755-1763 Casualties.en
dc.subject.lcshUnited States History French and Indian War, 1755-1763 Pictorial works.en
dc.subject.lcshMilitary uniforms History 18th century.en
dc.subject.lcshNavies Officersen
dc.subject.lcshIndians in arten
dc.subject.lcshMidshipmen Pictorial works.en
dc.subject.lcshBattlefields Canada.en
dc.subject.lcshDeath in arten
dc.subject.lcshPlains of Abraham, Battle of the, QueI?bec, 1759en
dc.titleThe Death of General Wolfeen
dc.typeImageen
dc.contributor.roleartisten
dc.coverage.cultureIrishen
dc.format.extentdimensions130.8 cm x 146.3 cm
dc.format.supportcanvasen
dc.subject.period18th century
dc.type.workpaintingen


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