General Sir Isaac Brock

Hamilton McCarthy1896/1896

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Canada

General Sir Isaac Brock. Hamilton MacCarthy (1846-1939), Toronto, Ontario. Terracotta. 1896. 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-Loyalist 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.


  • Title: General Sir Isaac Brock
  • Creator Lifespan: 1846/1939
  • Creator Nationality: British/Canadian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Creator Birth Place: London, England
  • Date: 1896/1896
  • Physical Dimensions: w26.6 x h40 x d15.5 cm
  • Provenance: Gift of the Honourable Mr Justice Dalton C. Wells
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Royal Ontario Museum
  • Medium: terracotta
  • Sculptor: Hamilton McCarthy
  • Accession Number: 964.232

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