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Benjamin West: The Death of General Wolfe  wikidata:Q956541 
Artist
artist QS:P170,Q313498
Benjamin West: The Death of General Wolfe
Title
The Death of General Wolfe.
Object type painting / painting series
Genre history painting
Description
detail: Native American, noble savage.
Depicted people James Wolfe
Date 1770
date QS:P571,+1770-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q12321255,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 152.6 cm (60 ″); Width: 214.5 cm (84.4 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,+152.6U174728;P2049,+214.5U174728
institution QS:P195,Q1068063
institution QS:P195,Q670250
Accession number
Notes West's portrayal of the Native American has been cited as an example of the "noble savage." Original file taken from the Wikimedia Commons file here: Image:Benjamin West 005.jpg. Image cropped and balanced by uploader who releases any right he has for these modifications into the public domain. See this article for a an example of the noble savage interpretation of this painting (along with other ideas about the depiction of the Native American): Fryd, Vivien Green. "Rereading the Indian in Benjamin West's 'Death of General Wolfe.'" American Art, Vol. 9, No. 1. (Spring, 1995), pp.
References described at URL: https://www.gallery.ca/collection/artwork/the-death-of-general-wolfe-0
Source/Photographer https://www.jstor.org/stable/3109196

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current19:36, 14 March 2012Thumbnail for version as of 19:36, 14 March 2012603 × 699 (104 KB)QuibikRemoved some halftone patterns.
09:59, 27 April 2006Thumbnail for version as of 09:59, 27 April 2006603 × 699 (105 KB)BkwillwmCropped version of Benjamin West's "The Death of General Wolfe." The section shows the Native American. West's portrayal of the Native American has been cited as an example of the "noble savage." Original file taken from the Wikimedia Commons file here:
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