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? OC de Marin (active 1736-41)

Battle of Villmanstrand, 1741

PROFILES ZU DEM PLANE / VON WILMAN=STRAND 1741 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:200 approx. | RCIN 728045.b

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Sections, or profiles, through the fortifications of Villmanstrand, 1741. Russo-Swedish War (1741-3). The attribution to Marin is made on stylistic grounds. The plan which accompanies these profiles is at RCIN 728045.a.

  • ? OC de Marin (active 1736-41) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 274

    Condition: no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:200 approx. Scale bar [77 mm =] 7 Faden.

    29.6 x 46.0 cm (neatline)

    31.0 x 47.4 cm (image)

    33.9 x 49.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PROFILES ZU DEM PLANE / VON WILMAN=STRAND. [top, in a cartouche representing a scroll]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Willmanstrand August 1741.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, erased:] III/. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Willmanstrand A drawn Plan of the Siege of Wilman-Strand by the Russians in August 1741: with Profiles of the Fortifications.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Lappeenranta, South Karelia, Finland (61°03'31"N 28°11'19"E)

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