Major General James Wolfe.

CORBUS

Publication Date: 1770
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Mezzotint. In good condition with the exception of a loss in the upper right corner of sheet. Trimmed within the plate mark on all sides, rubbed lines on right and left side. Image size: 12 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches. A wonderful portrait of General James Wolfe when he defeated the French army and captured Quebec. General Wolfe defeated the French forces in Louisbourg and Quebec, thus securing the French Canadian territories under British control. Wolfe entered the army at the tender age of fourteen and served with distinction throughout the War of the Austrian Succession and the Scottish Campaign against the Young Pretender. In 1757 he was made second in command to General Jeffrey Amherst, the Commander-in-Chief in North America. After arriving in North America, Wolfe successfully captured the French fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, which resulted in his promotion to Major General. Following his victory at Louisbourg, Wolfe was ordered to command a military and naval expedition against the French forces in Quebec. After a protracted siege, Wolfe forced the French army into an open battle, at which they were decisively defeated. It was in this final battle that Wolfe perished, but his victory secured England's control over the Canada. In the portrait, the young commander confidently points upward indicating the upward path the British troops took to secretly emerge on the Plain of Abraham, where the battle took place. The troops in the background are seen debarking and ascending the steep paths. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Major General James Wolfe.
Publication Date: 1770

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Book Description 1770. Mezzotint. In good condition, expert restoration in the margins and in the top right corner. Image size: 12 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches. A wonderful portrait of General James Wolfe commemorating his defeat of the French army and capture of Quebec. General Wolfe defeated the French forces in Louisbourg and Quebec, thus securing the French Canadian territories to British control. Wolfe entered the army at the tender age of fourteen and served with distinction throughout the War of the Austrian Succession and the Scottish Campaign against the Young Pretender. In 1757 he was made second in command to General Jeffrey Amherst, the Commander-in-Chief in North America. After arriving in North America, Wolfe successfully captured the French fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, which resulted in his promotion to Major General. Following his victory at Louisbourg, Wolfe was ordered to command a military and naval expedition against the French forces in Quebec. After a protracted siege, Wolfe forced the French army into an open battle, at which they were decisively defeated. It was in this final battle that Wolfe perished, but his victory secured England's control over the Canada. In the portrait, the young commander confidently points upward indicating the upward path the British troops took to secretly emerge on the Plain of Abraham, where the battle took place. The troops in the background are seen disembarking and ascending the steep paths. Seller Inventory # 8638

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