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? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95)

Encampment at Neuhaus, 1757

Lager am 20tn Mai bei Neuhaus [?] Paderborn c.1757

Pencil, pen and ink on paper | Scale: not stated | RCIN 732015

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A rough sketch of the encampment of George II's German troops at Neuhaus, 20 May 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with west to top. 

This is drawn to a smaller scale than RCIN 732014, and shows the squadrons and battalions in different positions.

  • ? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: [cropped:] carnations?; countermark: the crowned monogram AGP

    Mark, stamped: 807

    Condition: three fold lines; corners cut diagonally; brown discolouration; surface dirt on verso on the outside fold panels

  • Scale: not stated

    28.1 x 19.7 cm (image)

    29.6 x 19.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Lager am 20tn Mai bei Neuhaus [?] Paderborn. [below sketch]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Neuhaus 20 May 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [centre, red pencil:] 36.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn sketch of the Encampment at Neuhaus near Paderborn, 20 May 1757. [The same entry appears under the heading Neuhaus.]

  • 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)

    Schloss Neuhaus, Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°45'13"N 08°43'47"E)

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