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Bernard de Gomme (1630-85)

Order of battle at the Battle of Edgehill, 1642

Ordre De Larmee’ De sa: Maj:tie an Battalie a ­_ ,, / Etch: Hill, Le 23 Octobre i642, Consisting de i0000 Infanterie: et 2500 De Cavalerie,, Laqūell a Estee’,, ,, Donne Les mesme Joūr, Contre... c.1642-85

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | 34.0 x 51.0 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 723022

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An order of battle of the Royalist army at the Battle of Edgehill, fought on 23 October 1642 between the Parliamentarians, commanded by the Captain-General, Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex (11 January 1591-14 September 1646) and the Royalists, commanded by Charles I (19 November 1600-30 January 1649) and Prince Rupert of the Rhine (17 December 1619-29 November 1682), resulting in a stalemate. First English Civil War (1642-1646).

  • Bernard de Gomme (1630-85) (draughtsman) [inscribed on verso:] plan of the Battle of Etch Hill 1642 made by S:r B: de : Gomme.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield suspending a ‘4’ and the intials W R

    Mark, stamped: 6

    Condition: two fold lines; creased; surface dirt on right side. Verso: heavy surface dirt and stains; remains of old guard along c fold; colour has migrated from recto to verso

  • 34.0 x 51.0 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre De Larmee’ De sa: Maj:tie an Battalie a ­_ ,, / Etch: Hill, Le 23 Octobre i642, Consisting de i0000 Infanterie: et 2500 De Cavalerie,, Laqūell a Estee’,, ,, Donne Les mesme Joūr, Contre Larmee’ Dū parlement,,

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in a rectangular panel, a list of named regiments, A-I, K-Q:] Discription [sic] of the Regements of horse,, / and Foot that where at the Battle of Etch: Hill / the 23 October i642,, [top right, written against a symbol for hedges:] hedges,, Lined withe parlements Dragoens

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle of the King’s Army at Edge Hill 23 October 1642.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, brown ink, possibly contemporary:] 41(1); [along right edge, ink, in the same hand as the lettering on the map:] plan of the Battle of Etch Hill 1642 made by S:r B: de : Gomme.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Plan dessiné de l’Ordre de l’Armée de Sa Majesté en Bataille a Etch-Hill le 23 Oct.re 1642: par B. de Gomme. [The same entry appears under the heading Edge-Hill.]

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Edgehill, Warwickshire, England, UK (52°07ʹ00ʺN 01°28ʹ00ʺW)

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