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A Winter View of the Falls of Montmorenci, from the Road on the Ice fronting it

A Winter View of the Falls of Montmorenci, from the Road on the Ice fronting it

Artist: Peachy, I.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1785

Shelfmark: K.Top 119

Item number: 44.b

Length: 52.7-00-00 00:00:00

Width: 35.9-00-00 00:00:00

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View by I. Peachy, of the Monmorency Falls in Canada. The Falls are located near Quebec city and are eighty three meters in height. It is said that the falls were named in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain after Henri II, duc de Montmorency who served as the viceroy of France from 1620 – 1625. Later in the 18th century ground near the foot of the falls were used to establish a camp for British forces and it was used as a base in their campaign to capture French territory. It was from here that General Montcalm launched his assault at the Plains of Abraham in 1759.

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