London, South Kensington
4 September 2002
A George III mezzotint under glass entitled 'Major General James Wolfe'
Depicting the Major General, with the Plains of Abraham in the distance, text beneath reading Commander in Chief of his Majestys Forces on the Expedition against Quebec, to the upper left printed From an Original Picture in the Possession of Her. Smith Esq and below London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map and Printseller, at No.53 in Fleet Street, mounted in parcel-gilt ebonised frame -- 16¾ x 12½in. (42.5 x 31.7cm.) overall
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James Wolfe (1727-1759) commanded the victorious expedition against the French general Montcalm in Québec, on the Plains of Abraham, during which both commanders were killed. The British victory established their supremacy over Canada.
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