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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

S Broüard (active 1745)

Battle of Fontenoy, 1745

VUE DE LA BATAILLE DE FONTENOY GAGNÉE PAR LE ROY LOUIS XV SUR L'ARMÉE DES ALLIEZ LE XI MAY 1745 c.1745

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; laid down on linen | 33.1 x 46.9 cm (image) | RCIN 729110

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A view of the Battle of Fontenoy, 11 May 1745, fought between the French, commanded by Louis XV (1710-74) and Marshal Maurice of Saxony (1696-1750), and the Allied army, commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), resulting in a French victory. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with east to top.

A medium oblique view, taken from the French side, looking east with the tents of the encampment of the Allied army in the background. In the foreground are the squadrons of French cavalry in front of which are the infantry. The view portrays the early stages of the battle, with the British and Hanoverian troops massed between Fontenoy and the Bois de Barry, being raked by artillery fire from the redoubts of Eu on the edge of the woods, and by the batteries in Fontenoy. The Dutch brigades are ranged to the right of the view, with their backs to the woods, being fired on by the batteries of the French line and those at Antoing. The sunken road between Tournai and Mons runs through the troop formations.

  • S Broüard (active 1745) (surveyor and draughtsman) [bottom left, below edge of border:] Dessiné et levé sur les lieux par le S. Broüard

    Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Guélard (active 1719-59) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of border:] Gravé par Guélard A.[vec] P.[rivilege] D.[u] R.[oy]

    Limosin: rue de Gevres au grand coeur, Paris (publisher) [bottom right, below text:] A PARIS. Chez Limosin Rüe de Gevres du grand Cœur.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines; foxing, especially on verso. Verso: top left, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • 25.0 x 46.6 cm (neatline)

    33.1 x 46.9 cm (image)

    34.3 x 48.9 cm (platemark)

    36.8 x 52.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    VUE DE LA BATAILLE DE FONTENOY GAGNÉE PAR LE ROY LOUIS XV SUR L'ARMÉE DES ALLIEZ LE XI MAY 1745. [bottom, below view]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below title, a key, A-I, K-T, V, X-Z, &, AA, to the prominent geographical and military features in the view.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Fontenoy 11 May 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 20; [top right, black pencil or ink, obscured by linen:] T [or F]; [centre, red pencil:] 20.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Fontenoy Vue de la Bataille de Fontenoy gagnée par le Roy Louis XV sur l'Armée des Alliés le 11 Mai 1745: par le S.r Brouard, gravée par Guelard, chez Limosin.

  • 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)

    Fontenoy, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°34'03"N 03°28'24"E)

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