Place Published: Germany
Date Published: 
Edition: Early edition
Binding: No binding
Image: 42 x 58cm. (16-3/4 x 23 inches) Paper: 45.9 x 62.5 cm. (19-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches) circa 1789. Older coloured engraving by Theod. Falckeysen after the painting by Benjamin West. Type in center surrounding logo badly faded, in some cases unreadable. Soiling to paper edges and a few minor open paper edge tears on border not affecting image. Old paper repairs with one on border edge going into image 1/4 on the right side. Overall good+ condition. 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 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 et brothers Klauber.
Falckeysen is not a well known engraver but obviously a skillfull Swiss engraver.
Good+. Item #3253