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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? John Anderson (active 1747-8)

Order of battle, 1747 Alphen

Ordre de Battaille de L'AILE GAUCHE de L'Armee Alliée Commande par / S:A:R: Monseigneur Le Duc de Cumberland Alphin Avril 1747 1747 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | 19.4 x 30.9 cm (image) | RCIN 730094

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An order of battle of the Left Wing of the Allied army at Alphen, April 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). The tentative attribution to Serjeant John Anderson is made on stylistic grounds.

The names of all the commanding officers are given down to squadron/battalion level, together with the numbers of squadrons/battalions of each regiment. The regimental rectangles are coloured according to country of origin: British (red); Austrian; Hanoverian (yellow); Hessians (blue).

The General Officers of the First Line are Generals Sommerfeldt, Ligonier; Lieutenant-Generals Hawley, Dalwigh, Albemarle, Druchleben, Prince Hesse; Major-Generals Hammerstein, Zastrow, Wolffe; Brigadiers Bligh, Wreden, Douglas, Price, Borch.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Lieutenant-General Mansbach; Major-Generals Bland, Montigni, Yssenburg, Howard, Klinckowstrohm; Brigadiers Adelepsen, Houghton, Mordaunt, Block, Sporcken.

  • ? John Anderson (active 1747-8) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: A crown, the letters G R below

    Mark, stamped: 587

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 17.2 x 30.6 cm (neatline)

    19.4 x 30.9 cm (image)

    19.7 x 31.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille de L'AILE GAUCHE de L'Armee Alliée Commande par / S:A:R: Monseigneur Le Duc de Cumberland Alphin Avril 1747.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle at Alphen in April 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] 11/19 [the ‘19’ is crossed out in black pencil]; [top left, black pencil:] XIII/14; [top right, ink, crossed out in red pencil and obscured by white paper strip:] Order of Battle.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l'Aile Gauche de l'Armée Alliée commandée par le Duc de Cumberland a Alphin en Avril 1747. MS.

  • 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)

    North Brabant (Netherlands) 51°28'54"N 04°57'30"E

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