Painted in the glory days of 1833, The Execution of Lady Jane Grey exemplifies the qualities of historical painting. It’s dramatic, technically exquisite, and a bit wrong on the factual details. These elements made history paintings popular in the 19th century and then passé soon after. I have a penchant for these artworks. History paintings …
Learn truths behind the false spectacle of West’s painting The Death of General Wolfe such as:
The General’s bloodless blouse after a three musket ball death.
Soldiers paid to be in this history painting.
And the surprising answer to Frequently Asked Question, “Why did Benjamin West paint The Death of General Wolfe?”