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[Original sketch of General James Wolfe : art original /
attributed to Captain Hervey Smyth.
Quebec?, 1759?]
1 sketch : portrait.
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Quebec?, 1759?]
general note
Captain Hervey Smyth was Wolfe's aide-de-camp at Quebec.
First inscription on verso: "This sketch belonged to Lt. Coln. Gwillim, A.D. Camp to Gel. Wolfe when he was killed - It is supposed to have been sketched by Hervey Smith!"
Second inscription on verso: "This profile of General Wolfe from which his bust was principally taken was hastily sketched by Hervey Smith, on[e] of his Aid de camps, a very short time before that distinguished officer was killed on the Plains of Abram [sic] it then came into the possession of Colonel Gwillian another of the General's Aid de Camps, who died afterwards at Gibraltar; and from him to Mrs Sinclair, the Colonel's only daughter and heiress then to Major General Darling (who was on General Sinclair's Staff;) and is now presented by him to His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick 13 Jny 1832."
Third inscription on verso: Presented by the Duke of Northumberland to the Royal United Service Institution, Whitehall, who presented it to Quebec House in 1963.
catalogue key
Previously in the collection of George A. Snook, M.D.
Purchase; Goldberg Auctions; 2019; MS.19.001.

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