The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West, depicts Major-General James Wolfe’s death in 1759 at the moment when Britain announced victory against the French in Quebec. The painting was so popular that William Woollett produced an engraving of it.
Loyd Grossman, owner of plate, has generously allowed Gainsborough’s House to print a limited edition of 50 prints in aid of Gainsborough’s House. These prints are exclusive to Gainsborough’s House and are for sale at £300 and a special price of £250 for Friends and Patrons.
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was born in Sudbury and baptised at the Independent Meeting-House in Friars Street on 14 May 1727, the fifth son and ninth child of John and Mary Gainsborough. In 1958, Gainsborough’s House Society was formed to purchase the house and establish it as a centre for Thomas Gainsborough. The Museum opened to the public in 1961 and has remained open for over 50 years. The beautiful historic garden at the heart of Gainsborough’s House is maintained by a devoted body of volunteers, who garden exclusively with plants that were available in Gainsborough’s lifetime.
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