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Peter Paul Benazech (c. 1730-1798)

Prague, 1757

The Bombardement of Prague, the Capital of Bohemia, in the Night between the 29.th and 30.th of May 1757, by the Prussian Army commanded by the King and Marshal Keith c.1758

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 32.7 x 44.5 cm (image) | RCIN 732016

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A view of the bombardment of Prague by the Prussian army, 29-30 May 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63)

Looking north up the River Moldau with, in the left foreground, a group of artillery officers with a plan of the fortress and a protractor, working out the optimum angle of shot for the heavy mortars, manned by grenadiers, just behind them.

  • Peter Paul Benazech (c. 1730-1798) (engraver) [bottom right, right of title, engraver:] P. Benazech Sculp.

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

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 29.0 x 43.9 cm (neatline)

    32.7 x 44.5 cm (image)

    34.2 x 47.6 cm (platemark)

    36.3 x 49.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    The Bombardement of Prague, the Capital of Bohemia, in the Night between the 29.th and 30.th of May 1757, by the Prussian Army commanded by the King and Marshal Keith. [below view, engraved text]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Prague 29 - 30 May 1757.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Prague A view of the Bombardment of Prague in the night between the 29th and 30th of May 1757, by the Prussian Army commanded by the King and Marshal Keith: engraved by P. Benazech, and 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)

    Prague, Hlavní Mesto Praha, Czech Republic (50°05'16"N 14°25'14"E)

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