Place Published: Germany
Date Published: 
Binding: No binding
circa 1789. Image: 49.5 x 63 cm. Paper: 50 x 63.7 cm.
Print deacidified. Very minor marks showing on border. The top left corner with a small piece of paper missing. Tear repairs and one can be seen on front on right side of the flag. Overall condition good+
Uncoloured engraving by Theod. Falckeysen after the painting by Benjamin West. This image depicts distraught Grenadiers standing and kneeling by the side of a fallen General Wolfe at the Plains of Abraham, Quebec. The on-going combat can be seen in the background. Uncommon German engraving.
Signatures and inscriptions:
Painted by B. West, / Historical Painter to His MAJESTY Recto, l.r.: Engraved by Theod. Falckeysen / To the King's most Excellent Majesty / This plate, THE DEATH OF GENERAL WOLFE, is with / His gracious Permission humbly dedicated by his Majesty's most dutiful Servant. / Theod. Falckeysen. / From the original Picture in the Collection of Lord Grosvenor. / Is sold in Basil at Theod. Falckeisen in Augsburg at brother Klauber.
Falckeysen is not a well known engraver but obviously a skilfull Swiss engraver.
Good+. Item #2606