Engraving. Plate 114 x 76mm. 4½ x 3".
General James Wolfe (1727-1759), led the British attack on Quebec that ended French rule in Canada in 1759. He never entered the city as he died the following day from his battle wounds. The importance of the conquest and his death, in the hour of victory, made Wolfe the eighteenth-century's most moving hero, and named Conqueror of Quebec. From Issac Gosset's (1713-1799) plaster cast of a medal; held in the National Portrait Gallery.
NPG: D36113 [for medal].
[Ref: 24077] £80.00