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James Wolfe

2 of 7 portraits by Joseph Wilton

Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

James Wolfe

after Joseph Wilton
early 20th century, based on a work of circa 1760
29 3/4 in. (756 mm) high
NPG 2225

Inscriptionback to top

In armour with wolf's head device as in NPG 4415.

This portraitback to top

Similar to NPG 4415 but without a gorget, the bust is one of a small modern edition cast in bronze for the donor from a plaster purchased from the grandson of the Rev. Richard Board, vicar of Westerham, 1792-1859. Another cast was presented by the donor to Quebec House. The plaster from which these were cast is in the Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

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Given, 1928, by Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth, Bart.

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'Some Portraits of General Wolfe 1727-1759', NPG, 1959 (10).


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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