The Death of General Wolfe. Benjamin WEST, Theodor FALCKEYSEN, General James WOLFE, after, engraver, subject.
The Death of General Wolfe
The Death of General Wolfe
The Death of General Wolfe
The Death of General Wolfe

The Death of General Wolfe

Place Published: Germany
Publisher: Klauber
Date Published: [1789]
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

$200.00 USD
$250.34 CAD