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The Death of General Wolfe

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The Death of General Wolfe
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.
[ca. 1770–1776]
Engravings (prints)
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 1 Folder 6 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Jeffery Amherst Collection
Death and burial
Pictorial works
Plains of Abraham, Battle of the, Québec, 1795
Wolfe, James, 1727-1759
1 print ; sheet 20 x 25 cm
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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.