Canadian Art, Culture and History

November 07 - 12, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 127
Charles C. Spooner (Circa 1720-1767) After H. Smith (18th Century)
  • Charles C. Spooner (Circa 1720-1767) After H. Smith (18th Century)
  • Charles C. Spooner (Circa 1720-1767) After H. Smith (18th Century)
  • Charles C. Spooner (Circa 1720-1767) After H. Smith (18th Century)
  • Charles C. Spooner (Circa 1720-1767) After H. Smith (18th Century)

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Charles C. Spooner (Circa 1720-1767) After H. Smith (18th Century), Irish/British

MAJOR GENERAL JAMES WOLFE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES IN THE EXPEDITION AGAINST QUEBEC

Mezzotint on paper; with letters engraved by C. Cooper (fecit), After H. Smith (pinxit). Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse, Cornhill, London between 1756 and 1759. Matted and unframed.
Plate/ Sheet 6 ins x 4.4 ins; 15.2 cms x 11.2 cms; 10.4 ins x 8.5 ins; 26.3 cms x 21.5 cms

Estimate $300-$400

Realised: $390
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

James Wolfe, is depicted in a half-length portrait, left profile pose wearing a military uniform

Provenance:

Ex. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Presgrave;
Gifted by them to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, in 1979, Accession No. 79/193 label to the matboard;
Deaccessioned to benefit art purchases at the AGO