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April 12, 2012

The statue at the Lord Elgin hotel

Posted at 7:35 am in Similar cases

More coverage of the peculiar story of a missing statue – only really connected to the Elgin Marbles in name.

Ottawa Citizen

Case closed: Archivists solve mystery of Lord Elgin Hotel’s Wolfe statuette
Artwork turned up in Lord Elgin loo
By Tom Spears, The Ottawa Citizen January 23, 2012

Mary Margaret Johnston-Miller of Library and Archives Canada explains how she she tracked down the history of a stolen statuette of General Wolfe.

OTTAWA — The Maple Leaf Forever says that Wolfe the dauntless hero came from Britain’s shore. So did his dauntless statuette.
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