This is a 19th century steel engraving of "Mort du Marquis de Montcalm Gozon," or the Death of General Montcalm by Juste Chevillet (729-1790) after François-Louis-Joseph Watteau (1731-1798).
Louis-Joseph de Montcalm-Grozon, marquis de Montcalm de Saint-Veran, was a French soldier known for his role as the commander of the forces in North America during the Seven Years' War. This print depicts the death of Montcalm at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. Montcalm is shown surrounded by his officers.
The Battle of the Plains of Abraham was a pivotal battle during the Seven Years' War, in which troops from Britain and British America fought against troops of France and New France. Both Montcalm and General James Wolfe, the British commander, died as a result of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, which allowed the British to seize control of Quebec.
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