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Chappel, Alonzo, (1828-1887) Death of General Wolfe

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0088 Author/Creator: Chappel, Alonzo, (1828-1887) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engraving Date: 1857 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 28 x 20.5 cm.

One engraving entitled "Death of General Wolfe" dated 1857. Depicts the death of General James Wolfe at the Battle of Quebec, September 13, 1759. General James Wolfe is held upright by two comrades while surrounded by concerned soliders and Native American warriors. In the background the battle continues. Engraved after an original painting by Alonzo Chappel in possession of the publishers.

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