Saturday, August 13, 2022

Death Of Wolfe

Continuing on today, we begin with River Landscape With Cattle Watering And Ferry Boat, a painting by Thomas Gainsborough dating circa 1754-56.


Another landscape by another British artist: Rome From The Villa Madama dates to around 1765, and is by Richard Wilson.


Another painting by Gainsborough, this one a portrait. The Reverend William Stevens is from 1780.


Jean Restout the Younger painted this dramatic painting in 1717: Venus Presenting Arms To Aeneas.


Garden Of An Italian Villa is by Hubert Robert, from 1764.


And I conclude today with one of the most dramatic paintings of the Gallery's collection. The Death Of General Wolfe is a 1770 painting by American artist Benjamin West, depicting the dying British general at the Battle of Quebec. West painted other versions of this, but this canvas is deemed the primary version of the painting.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful landscape paintings. Have a great weekend.

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  2. I lived in Québec City; in fact my daughter was born there, and I think it's the closest thing to the European experience of being reminded of history all around you.

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  3. Nice art again. They were really talented.

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  4. ...the landscape painting is my favorite.

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  5. Beautiful paintings, the landscapes are my favorites. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. @Nancy: thank you.

    @David: I've been there twice. Quebec City is full of memory.

    @Iris: they were.

    @Tom: I go for all of them.

    @Eileen: thank you.

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  7. Your post took me took me to a biography of Thomas Gainsborough. Interesting!

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  8. The Wolfe painting is the only one I was familiar with before this post.

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  9. It doesn't look like the landscapes suffered from heat wave ! Most of your painters I have never heard of we have the Italian painters and also Belgians like Rubens.

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  10. I enjoy those romanticized Landscapes.

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  11. The Wolfe painting is memorable.

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  12. The Reverend has a sly smile on his face.

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  13. Beautiful Gainsboro paintings

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. What lovely paintings and the stories they depict. Beautiful work.

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  15. Me gusta esos cuadros y mayormente, los que están dedicado al tema de los paisajes.

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  16. the landscape looks so untouched, much like it was before people arrived.

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  17. Lovely. I'm very fond of the landscapes.

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  18. The last piece tells a tale for sure.

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  19. I like these more contemporary paintings. The clothing is vintage, the scenes are real.

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  20. I like the first two the most.

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  21. @Francisco: thanks.

    @Revrunner: good!

    @RedPat: it is famous.

    @Gattina: there's quite a collection here.

    @Linda: so do I.

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  22. @Anvilcloud: very much so.

    @Sharon: yes, he does.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Jennifer: indeed.

    @Karen: I agree.

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  23. @Magiceye: definitely.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Amy: I think so too.

    @Jeanie: me too.

    @Marie: it does.

    @Joanne: true!

    @Gemel: they stand out.

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