Saturday, January 17, 2009

Painting of Wolfe Stays In the Public Eye

This past year the fund raising appeal to keep the famous JSC Schank painting of General Wolfe from export out of Britain was successful. A total of 300,000 pounds was raised to keep the painting in Britain after the National Army Museum was outbid in 2007.

The painting is the most accurate portrait of the young general and is based on a life sketch of Wolfe by his aide de camp. It will go on exhibit at the National Army Museum June 5th, 2008 with a selection of Wolfe artifacts, including a series of prints from the painting. To learn more click here

The 47th was one of the British regiments that earned the nickname "Wolfe's Own" fighting under Wolfe's command at Quebec.

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