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Donate today and help us acquire this original 18th Century frame

In 1918, The Death of General Wolfe was given to Canada by the 2nd Duke of Westminster in recognition of Canada’s heroic role in the First World War. It has since become an unofficial national treasure.

The painting has been separated from its original frame, and we invite YOU to help provide this iconic Canadian painting with an original 18th-century, handcrafted frame. Donate today and be a part of YOUR history.


Benjamin West
The Death of General Wolfe, 1770
oil on canvas, 152.6 x 214.5 cm
Transfer from the Canadian War Memorials, 1921 (Gift of the 2nd Duke of Westminster, England, 1918)
National Gallery of Canada