The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West
This picture always amazed me when I was young. I grew up in Vermont and The French and Indian War was a big part of Elementary school history. I loved reading the stories of the battles that were fought relatively close to my house. I think I even remember my dad saying that I was distantly related to Wolfe…Unconfirmed.
This picture is so interesting, the color, the expression on Wolfe’s face, the crowd around him. He doesn’t seem to be dying like a victor (which he was). I really do not know a lot about the Battle of the Plain of Abraham. I have been reading The Glorious Cause and there was a mention of it and Wolfe as it was a turning point and he was a general who helped England cast off their slow start and win the French and Indian(7 years) War.