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The Death Of General Wolfe
The Death of General Wolfe
The Death of General Wolfe
is a well-known 1770 painting by Anglo-American artist Benjamin West
Benjamin West
depicting the death of British General James Wolfe
James Wolfe
at the 1759 Battle of Quebec during the French and Indian War (which was the North American theater of the Seven Years' War). It is an oil on canvas of the Enlightenment period. West made an additional and nearly identical painting of the same scene for George III of the United Kingdom in 1771.[1]Contents1 Historical context 2 Details 3 Variants 4 Artistic interpretation 5 Legacy 6 See also 7 Notes 8 ReferencesHistorical context[edit] The Death of General Wolfe
The Death of General Wolfe
depicts the Battle of Quebec, also known as the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, on September 13, 1759
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Smarthistory
Smarthistory
Smarthistory
is a free resource for the study of art history created by art historians Beth Harris and Steven Zucker
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Allies Of World War I
 France British Empire Russia[a] Japan Italy[b] United States[c] Associated Allies and co-belligerents: 1914; Serbia Belgium Montenegro 1915; Nejd and Hasa Asir 1916; Portugal Romania 1917; Hejaz Greece China Siam Brazil 1918; Armenia StatusMilitary allianceHistorical eraWorld War I• Established 1914• Disestablished 1918 Preceded by Succeeded byAnglo-Portuguese AllianceTriple Alliance (1882)Franco-Russian AllianceAnglo-Japanese AllianceEntente CordialeAnglo-Russian Entente of 1907Anglo-Portuguese AllianceAnglo-Japanese AllianceEntente Cordiale European diplomatic alignments shortly before the war The Allies of
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Oil Painting
Oil painting
Oil painting
is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time. Certain differences, depending on the oil, are also visible in the sheen of the paints. An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints themselves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium
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Fleur-de-lis
The fleur-de-lis/fleur-de-lys (plural: fleurs-de-lis/fleurs-de-lys)[pron 1] or flower-de-luce is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means "flower", and lis means "lily") that is used as a decorative design or motif, and many of the Catholic
Catholic
saints of France, particularly St. Joseph, are depicted with a lily
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General Simon Fraser Of Lovat
Simon Fraser of Lovat
Simon Fraser of Lovat
(19 October 1726 – 8 February 1782) was a son of a notorious Jacobite clan chief, but he went on to serve with distinction in the British army. He also raised forces which served in the Seven Years' War
Seven Years' War
against the French in Quebec, as well as the American War of Independence. Simon was the 19th Chief of the Clan Fraser of Lovat.Castle DounieContents1 Master of Lovat 2 The '45 3 Rehabilitation and legal career 4 Military service 5 Later life 6 Fraser in fiction 7 Fraser's depiction 8 References 9 BibliographyMaster of Lovat[edit] Simon's mother was Margaret Grant, and his father Simon "the Fox" Fraser, Lord Lovat, chief of the Clan Fraser. As the first born boy (after several sisters) he was his father's heir, and hence the Master of Lovat
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78th Fraser Highlanders
The 78th Regiment, (Highland) Regiment of Foot otherwise known as the 78th Fraser Highlanders was a British infantry regiment of the line raised in Scotland
Scotland
in 1757, to fight in the Seven Years' War
Seven Years' War
(known in the USA as the French and Indian War). The 78th Regiment was one of the first three Highland Regiments to fight in North America
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Joshua Reynolds
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Joshua Reynolds
RA FRS FRSA (/ˈrɛnəldz/; 16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an English painter, specialising in portraits. John Russell said he was one of the major European painters of the 18th Century. [1] He promoted the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect
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George III
George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738[c] – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain
King of Great Britain
and King of Ireland
King of Ireland
from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick- Lüneburg
Lüneburg
("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
before becoming King of Hanover
King of Hanover
on 12 October 1814
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Royal Academy Of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts
(RA) is an art institution based in Burlington House
Burlington House
on Piccadilly
Piccadilly
in London
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London
London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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World War I
Allied victory Central Powers
Central Powers
victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of all continental empires in Europe
Europe

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British Museum
5,906,716 (2017)[2]Ranked 1st nationallyChairman Sir Richard LambertDirector Hartwig FischerPublic transit access Goodge Street; Holborn; Tottenham Court Road; Russell Square;Website britishmuseum.orgArea 807,000 sq ft (75,000 m2) in 94 GalleriesThe centre of the museum was redeveloped in 2001 to become the Great Court, surrounding the original Reading Room.The British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture
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Isle Of Arran
Arran (/ˈærən/; Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Arainn pronounced [elan ˈarɪɲ]) or the Isle of Arran
Isle of Arran
is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde
Firth of Clyde
and the seventh largest Scottish island, at 432 square kilometres (167 sq mi). Historically part of Buteshire, it is in the unitary council area of North Ayrshire. In the 2011 census it had a resident population of 4,629. Though culturally and physically similar to the Hebrides, it is separated from them by the Kintyre
Kintyre
peninsula. It is divided into highland and lowland areas by the Highland Boundary Fault
Highland Boundary Fault
and has been described as a "geologist's paradise".[7] Arran has been continuously inhabited since the early Neolithic period. Numerous prehistoric remains have been found
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University Of Michigan Museum Of Art
The University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Museum of Art, or UMMA in Ann Arbor, Michigan with 94,000 sq ft (8,700 m2) is one of the largest university art museums in the USA. Built as a war memorial in 1909 for the university's fallen alumni from the Civil War, Alumni Memorial Hall originally housed U-M's Alumni office along with the university's growing art collection. UMMA contains a comprehensive collection that represents more than 150 years at the university, with nearly 19,000 works of art that span cultures, eras, and media
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Ickworth House
Ickworth House
Ickworth House
is a country house near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. It is a neoclassical building set in parkland. The house was the residence of the Marquess of Bristol
Marquess of Bristol
before being sold to the National Trust in 1998.Contents1 History 2 Architecture 3 Contents 4 Ickworth Church 5 Notes 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The house built between 1795 and 1829, was formerly the chief dwelling of an estate owned by the Hervey family, later Marquesses of Bristol, since 1467. The building was the creation of Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry (known as the Bishop-Earl), who commissioned the Italian architect Antonio Asprucci
Antonio Asprucci
to design him a classical villa in the Suffolk countryside
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