Portrait bust of General Sir Isaac Brock - ROM2006_6416_1


Portrait bust of General Sir Isaac Brock

Maker: Hamilton MacCarthy (English, 1846-1939, active in Canada)
Geography: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1896
40.0 (height) x 26.6 (width) x 15.5 (depth) cm
Object number: 964.232
Credit Line: Gift of the Honourable Mr. Justice Dalton C. Wells
Not on view

General Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812) was the commander of the British forces in Upper Canada at the beginning of the War of 1812. He was faced with the predicament that the majority of the population were post-Layalist American settlers and therefore potential supporters of an American invasion. But Brock proved to be an astute and bold leader, and Upper Canada did not become part of the United States. Brock lost his life in the Battle of Queenston Heights on October 13, 1812.

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