The Death of General Wolfe at Quebec.
London Published by Tessari & Co. [n.d., c.1790.]
Stipple and etching with small margins. Platemark: 325 x 400mm (12¾ x 15¾"). Repaired tear in lower margin. Light foxing in margins.
General James Wolfe (1727–59), killed at the moment of his famous victory over the French at Quebec, which delivered Canada into the hands of the British. Wolfe, supported by three grenadiers, succumbs to his fatal wounds, watched by nine other officers and a native American warrior to the left. After Pennsylvanian painter Benjamin West (1738 - 1820). West moved to London in 1763, where he remained, becoming President of the Royal Academy.
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