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Maps and views, correspondence and journals from the first global war

? John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816)

Battle of Krefeld, 1758

Plan / de la Battaille de Crevelt, / du 23ieme Juin 1758 1758 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:37,400 approx. | RCIN 732062

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A map of the Battle of Krefeld fought on 23 June 1758 between the Allied army, commanded by Field Marshal Ferdinand, Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1721-92), and the French, commanded by Louis, Count of Clermont (1709-71), resulting in an Allied victory. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south-east to top.

The attribution to Pleydell is made on stylistic grounds.

  • ? John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: JVILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 845

    Condition: no fold lines; small tear to bottom right margin repaired with paper on verso. Verso: induced discolouration; top left, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:37,400 approx.

    24.3 x 39.9 cm (image and neatline)

    29.8 x 45.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan / de la Battaille de Crevelt, / du 23ieme Juin 1758. [bottom right]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Crevelt 23 June 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, in Mason's hand?]: 57; [centre, red pencil:] 54.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Crevelt Plan dessiné de la Bataille de Crevelt du 23 Juin 1758.

  • 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)

    Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°20'00"N 06°34'00"E)

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