The Death of General Wolfe. Benjamin WEST, after, Theodor FALCKEYSEN.
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
The Death of General Wolfe

The Death of General Wolfe

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

$725.00 USD
$961.32 CAD

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