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Thomas Bowles (9 December 1688-8 April 1767)

Battle of Reichenberg, 1757

The Battle of Reichenberg, in Bohemia, where the Prussian Army, commanded by the Prince of Bevern, defeated the Austrian Army, commanded by Count Konigsecken the 21 of April 1757 1758

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 34.5 x 45.6 cm (image) | RCIN 732008.b

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A view of the Battle of Reichenberg, fought on 21 April 1757 between the Prussian army, under the command of August Wilhelm, Duke of Brunswick-Bevern (1715-81) and the Austrian army, commanded by Christian Moritz, Graf Königsegg und Rothenfels (1705-78), resulting in a Prussian victory. Seven Years War (1756-63).

  • Thomas Bowles (9 December 1688-8 April 1767) (publisher)

    John Bowles (22 April 1701-79) (publisher)

    H Parker and E Bakewell : in Cornhill (publisher)

    Robert Sayer (1725?-29 January 1794) (publisher)

    Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71) (publisher) [below text:] Printed for T. Bowles in S.t Pauls Church Yard. John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill. Hen. Parker & Eliz. Bakewell opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhill. & Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street. & Tho.s Jefferys at Charing Cross.

  • Watermark: Indistinct

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 30.7 x 46.5 cm (neatline)

    34.5 x 45.6 cm (image)

    35.8 x 47.6 cm (platemark)

    38.0 x 50.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    The Battle of Reichenberg, in Bohemia, where the Prussian Army, commanded by the Prince of Bevern, defeated the Austrian Army, commanded by Count Konigsecken the 21 of April 1757. [below view, engraved text]

    Additional text:

    [below view, a short account of the action. Begins:] The Austrian Army, commanded by Count Konigseck, was posted near Reichenberg, & was attacked by the Prussians … [followed by a key, A,B; 1-6:] References.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Reichenberg 21 April 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, cropped, red pencil:] 13[/?]; [bottom right, black pencil, cropped:] XV[/?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Reichenberg A view of the Battle of Reichenberg in Bohemia where the Prussian Army commanded by the Prince of Bevern defeated the Austrian Army commanded by Count Konigseck on the 21.st April 1757: published by Bowles

  • 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)

    Liberec, Liberecký Kraj, Czech Republic (50°46'01"N 15°03'22"E)

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