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The Death of General Wolfe

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Title:
The Death of General Wolfe
Description:
An unattributed engraving of "The Death of General Wolfe." The engraving depicts twelve soldiers and one Native American in the foreground of a battlefield, surrounding the dying General James Wolfe. A crowd of mournful soldiers stands in the background. The engraving appears to be a copy either of a well-known one executed by William Woollett or of an original painting by Benjamin West.
Date:
[ca. 1770–1776]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Engravings (prints)
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 1 Folder 6 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Jeffery Amherst Collection
Subjects:
Death and burial
Pictorial works
Plains of Abraham, Battle of the, Québec, 1795
Wolfe, James, 1727-1759
Extent:
1 print ; sheet 20 x 25 cm
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Public Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. While Amherst College Archives & Special Collections claims no rights or authority over this material, we do ask that any publication or use of this material cite the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College as the source of the images and the repository where the original documents can be found.
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Notes (date):
The date range provided is based on the year of an original painting by Benjamin West and the year William Woollett made an engraving from that painting.
Language:
English