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Contemporary prints and maps of the battles and sieges of the Eighty Years War

Anonymous

Schenkenschanz, 1635

Vera designatio inexpugnabilis fortalicÿ Hollandorum ad Rheni et Vahalis diuertigium uulgo dicti SCHENK SCHANS occupati strategemmate / a Militibus Regis Catholici 28. Iulÿ 1635 1635 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edge top | 25.0 x 32.8 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 722092

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A medium-high oblique view and letterpress text describing the capture of the fortress of Schenkenschanz on 27/28 July 1635 by the Spanish army commanded by Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609/1610-9 November 1641). Eighty Years War (1568-1648). Oriented with north to top.

See notes to RCIN 722089.

This shows almost identical detail to RCIN 722091 of which it may be a copy.

  • Anonymous (printmaker)

  • Watermark: View: indistinct, a hand? Mount: none.

    Condition: paper worn; small hole bottom, left of centre; some brown discolouration from the adhesive; slight foxing to mount; pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept above this print in a different collection are present on the recto

  • 25.0 x 32.8 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

    26.3 x 35.1 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Vera designatio inexpugnabilis fortalicÿ Hollandorum ad Rheni et Vahalis diuertigium uulgo dicti SCHENK SCHANS occupati strategemmate / a Militibus Regis Catholici 28. Iulÿ 1635 [along top of view, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top right of view, in rectangular panel, a key, A-I, K-M.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Schenken-schantz 28 July 1635.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] Schenken-Schantz.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Schencken-schantz Designatio Fortalicii Hollandorum ad Rheni et Vahalis divertigium vulgo dicti Schenk Schans occupati strategemmate a Militibus Regis Catholici, 28 Julii 1635.

  • From the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-22 October 1657); inherited by his brother, Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-1689); sold by Carlo Antonio’s grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762

  • Subject(s)

    Schenkenschanz, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°50ʹ09ʺN 06°06ʹ37ʺE)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    M. McDonald, The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Part II, Architecture, Topography and Military Maps, 3 vols, London 2019, cat. no. 2973

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