DEATH OF GENERAL MONTGOMERY. THE,. IN THE ATTACK OF QUEBEC, DECEMBER 1775.

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John Trumbull


Death Of General Montgomery. The,. In The Attack of Quebec, December 1775.

Copper plate engraving, 1798
Image size 20 1/8 x 30 1/4" (51 x 77 cm) plus title and margins.
Good condition, mild toning and small tears and losses in the outer margins. Wide margins.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 24151
Price: $2,250.00
Publisher : London, published by A. C. de Poggi, No. 91 Bond Street.
Painted by John Trumbull, Esq. Engraved by J. T. Clemens.

Richard Montgomery, 1738?–1775. American Revolutionary general. After entering the British army, he was sent (1757) to Canada in the French and Indian Wars and saw action at Louisburg, Ticonderoga, and Montreal. In 1772, he sold his army commission and returned from Great Britain to America. He settled near New York City and married a daughter of Robert R. Livingston. An opponent of British colonial policy, he was a member of the New York provincial congress. In the same year, he became brigadier general in the Continental army and replaced Philip Schuyler as commander of the Montreal expedition. After taking Montreal, he joined Benedict Arnold and was killed during the assault on Quebec. After the great painting by John Trumbull. Engraved by J.T. Clemens.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Historical , Revolutionary War

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