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Jeffery Amherst
Original Author: James Watson, engraver, after painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds
Created: 1766
Medium: Mezzotint print
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Jeffery Amherst

British army officer Jeffery Amherst, clad in armor with his helmet resting atop a campaign map, appears on a promontory overlooking the transport of troops on the river below. This mezzotint engraving was made in 1766 by James Watson; the image is based on an oil painting made the previous year by the portraitist Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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