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Dying Words and more art by Walton Ford

Dying Words, 2005
58 x 76 cm (h x w)
six-plate hardground etching
Aquatint
spit-bite aquatint
and drypoint
not for sale
[Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Des Moines Art Center Print Club in memory of Richard Ward, 2007.5]

(Gift Print, 2007)

Substituting colorful birds for the figures of British soldiers and Indians in Benjamin West’s history painting, The Death of General Wolfe, 1770 (Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada), Walton Ford condemns the indiscriminate slaughter and extinction of the Carolina Parakeet by 19th-century American hunters in Dying Words. General James Wolfe died at the Battle of Quebec in 1759 from wounds by musket fire.



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