Death of General Wolfe

Death of General Wolfe

c. 1759 eng

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General Wolfe, Commander in Chief of the British Forces at Quebec, glass print, circa 1759, by R. Houston after J S Schaak, for R. Sayer and CGeneral Wolfe in military uniform standing on a hill pointing profile left, MAJOR GENERAL JAMES WOLFE, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES ON THE EXPEDITION AGAINST QUEBEC. 410 x 325 mm, contained in original frame. Slight lifting in places, otherwise good very fine.

Ex. Winkfield Collection.
The death of Major-General James Wolfe on the Heights of Abraham, Quebec, on 13 September 1759, secured his status as a hero in Britain and America. He came from an Army family and first saw active service at the age of 15. He was 32 when he died: shot by sharpshooters while leading his men. His bold strategy at Quebec was to use barges to land British troops at the base of the cliffs below the city, taking the French forces by surprise and forcing them to fight where the British wanted them. The combination of a heroic death, nobility, youth and courage made Wolfe an icon and hero for years to come.
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