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West, Benjamin, (1738-1820) The Death of General Wolfe

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0086 Author/Creator: West, Benjamin, (1738-1820) Place Written: s.l. Type: Engraving Date: 1771 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 26.5 x 17.5 cm. Order a Copy

One engraving entitled "The Death of General Wolfe" circa 1861-1877. Depicts the death of General Wolfe at the Battle of Quebec, September 13, 1759. In the middle of the image, a mortally wounded General James Wolfe lays on the ground surrounded by fellow soliders and Native Americans. Engraved by S. Smith after an original painting by Benjamin West.

West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Smith, S., fl. 1770
Wolfe, James, 1727-1759

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