Major General James Wolfe Commander in Chief, of His Majesty's Forces. [in the Expedition against Quebec]

Method Mezzotint
Artist Charles Spooner after Hervey Smith [Smyth]
Published [Printed for John Bowles at the Black House in Cornhill London. c.1760]
Dimensions Image 129 x 112 mm, Sheet 142 x 112 mm
Notes A mezzotint portrait of General James Wolfe in profile, dressed in military uniform and surrounded by clouds, after the drawing by Captain Hervey Smyth.

James Wolfe (1727 - 1759) was a British Army officer who went into service from a young age during the War of Austrian Succession followed by the suppression of the Jacobite uprising, and meeting his death in the Seven Years' War where he died at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, taking Quebec in 1759. He was immortalised in the painting "The Death of general Wolfe" and dubbed "The Conqueror of Quebec"

Charles Spooner (1720-1767) was an Irish mezzotint engraver. Born in County Wexford, he was a pupil of the engraver John Brooks. Various plates were produced by him in Dublin between 1749 and 1752. By 1756 he had moved to London where he spent the rest of his career. His work was published by Robert Sayer and the Bowles family. He died in 1767 and was buried beside the engraver James MacArdell, in Hampstead churchyard.

Captain Hervey Smyth (1734 - 1811) was military draughtsman, engaged in the Quebec campaign of 1759. Best known for the drawing of Wolfe upon which John Stone Clifford Schaak painted portrait was made.

Chaloner Smith 37 ii/ii, O'Donoghue 7, Lennox - Boyd i/i

Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd

Condition: Trimmed to platemark and marginally within image to top and sides, under second line of title to bottom. Missing publication line.
Framing unmounted
Price £220.00
Stock ID 21236