MAJOR GENERAL WOLFE.

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Major General Wolfe.

Mezzotint, 1759.
Image size 12 7/8 x 8 7/8" (32.5 x 22.6 cm)
Good condition. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 92125
Price: $850.00
Publisher :
F. Turin, Pinxt. R. Purcel, Fecit. Additional text reads: "Major General Wolfe, who, at the expence of his life, purchas'd immortal honour for his country, and planted, with his own hand, the British laurel, in the inhospitable wilds of North America, by The reduction of Quebec, Sept, 13th 1759."

Printed for Eliz: Bakewell & Hen: Parker, opposite Birchin Lane Cornwall.

This portrait shows Wolfe at the siege of Quebec. Behind him is the French fort and the battle raging. A map of the city is by his side. This portrait of Wolfe started off as a portrait of Louis Dejean. To satisfy the public demand, Purcel has reworked the plate to produce a likeness of Wolfe. The oval frame has been omitted, Dejean's hat has been erased, the upper section of the face and wig have been altered and the battle elements added.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Famous People