Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

Caricature_death_of_the_great_wolfeDeath of the Great Wolf

James Gillray
Published, H. Humphrey, London 1795 [1808]

A splendid caricature of the celebrated painting The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West.

Having vanquished a handful of half naked Jacobeans and captured a ragged banner of 'Libertas' , a stricken Pitt is attended by Dundas, in a kilt, who offers him a farewell drink instead of assistance and by Burke who ponders the prospect of a pension of '£ 3700 pr. An.' (BM. commentary 8704).

Beneath the title is the caption: "We have overcome all opposition! I'm satisfied," said the dying hero, and expired in the moment of victory. To Benjn. West Esqr. President of the Royal Academy, this attempt to emulate the beauties of his uneaqual'd picture, of the death of Genl. Wolfe," is most respectfully submitted by the author.

This is a masterly lampoon of the treason & sedition bills then before parliament in the style that made Gillray famous and every bit as collectable today as he was in his own era.

Hand coloured etching.
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13 X 171/8" (33 X 43.4 cm.)
Ref.LRA 1416/RRD/goo SGL
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The Captuer of QuebecAnon


Hand coloured etching titled in graphite below image
matted, glazed gilt-wood frame.

Image excluding letters: 4 1/4 x 3 1/2" (10.8 x 8.9 cm.) Frame:10 1/2 x 8 1/2"
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Depicts the events during the hours of darkness before the morning of 13 Sept 1759 when the British forces were amassing their troops for the Battle of Quebec on the Plains of Abraham above. troops and field artillery are seen being ferried by long boat from the naval vessels to the base of the cliffs at (later to be known as) Wolf's cove. The city of Quebec is seen in the background.  The image is loosely inspired by Hervey Smyth's (1734-1811) famous 1759 view of 'The taking of Quebec' wherein he compressed the events of twelve hours into a single moment. Here the British forces move up the river, offload troops and ordnance, seize the path up the cliffs and prepare to take to plains above which was to be the field of the famous battle.