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? John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816)

Dartford Heath, 1759

Sketch of Dartford Heath, June 19,th 1759 c.1759

Pencil, black, brown and red ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:27,800 approx. | RCIN 732095

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A map of the encampment of the 30th and 36th regiments of foot on Dartford Heath, 19 June 1759. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top. 

The tentative attribution to Pleydell is made on stylistic grounds, however, the style also bears similarities to that of William Roy (1726-90). This camp comprises two battalions, one each of the 30th and 36th Regiments of Foot.

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

  • Watermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 873

    Condition: five fold lines; creased; surface dirt on both sides

  • Scale: not stated. 1:27,800 approx.

    20.5 x 27.0 cm (image)

    23.2 x 28.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Sketch of Dartford Heath, June 19,th 1759. [top centre]


    George III heading: Encampment on Dartford Heath 19 June 1759.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [left, above old heading, black pencil, underlined, erased and illegible, part of the old heading?]. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, cropped:] 3.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Plan of the Encampment of the and regiments on Dartford Heath, 19 June 1759. [The same entry appears under the heading Dartford Heath.]

  • 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)

    Dartford Heath, Kent, England, UK (51°25'54"N 00°11'24"E)

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