A VIEW OF THE FALL OF MONTMORENCI, & THE ATTACK MADE BY GENERAL WOLFE, ON THE FRENCH INTRENCHMENTS NEAR BEAUPORT, WITH THE GRENADIERS OF THE ARMY, JULY 31, 1759.

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A view of the Fall of Montmorenci, & the Attack made by General Wolfe, on the French Intrenchments near Beauport, with the Grenadiers of the Army, July 31, 1759.

Copper-plate engraving, undated, c.1760.
Image size 6 1/8 x 10 1/2" (15.5 x 26.5 cm).
Good condition save for tear in outer left margin. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 99743
Price: $325.00
Publisher : London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, Print & Mapseller, No. 53 Fleet Street.
This engraving is part of a series of views that were organized by Thomas Pownall, a British statesman who first came to America in 1753. He was Governor of Massachusetts in 1757 and later South Carolina in 1760. He also was a talented amateur artist. He organized and encouraged leading print dealers in London to engrave and publish a series of views that were either drawn by himself or by officers of the British Navy and Army. These engravings began with images of sites and events of the French and Indian War (1755 - 1760). Later the views included cities and scenes of various locations from Canada to the Caribbean. Initially, the prints were sold individually or as small groups or parts. Later, it was issued and sold as a set, which consisted of twenty-eight prints with a title page bearing the title, “Scenographia Americana.” At the same time number of other publishers also re-engraved and printed the images on a smaller scale. This is one of those examples. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - Canada