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Death of General Wolfe

Item Information

Title:
Death of General Wolfe
Description:
A black and white magazine print of a photograph from the British Museum of an engraving by William Woollett of the original painting "Death of General Wolfe," painted by Benjamin West in 1770. The print 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.
Engraver:
Woollett, William, 1735-1785
Date:
[ca. 1776]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Black-and-white prints (prints on paper)
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 ; mount 18 x 26 cm.
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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 provided is based on the year William Woollett executed his engraving.
Language:
English