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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Order of battle, 1747

Ordre de Battaille de L'Aille Gauche / de L'Armèe Allièe sous les ordres de S:A:R: / Le Duc de Cumberland 1747 c.1747

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on thick paper | 23.2 x 21.5 cm (image) | RCIN 730093

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An order of battle of the Left Wing of the Allied army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland in 1747. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

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 tentative attribution to Schultz is made on stylistic grounds. The regimental rectangles are coloured according to nationality: British (red), Hanoverian (yellow), Hessian (blue).

The General Officers of the First Line are Generals Ligonier and Somerfeldt; Lieutenant-Generals Hawley, Albemarle, Prince Hesse; Major-Generals Hammerstein, Issenbourgh, Zastrow, Wolf; Brigadiers Bligh, Wreden, Douglass, Price, Block, Borck.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Generals Ligonier and Somerfeldt; Lieutenant-Generals Dalwigh, Druckleben, Mansbach; Major-Generals Bland, Montigny, Howard, Klinkistrom; Brigadiers Adelepsen, Houghton, Mordaunt, Spoercken.

  • ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Order of Battle: [IVILLEDARY]. Mount: fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below.

    Mark, stamped: 586

    Condition: no fold lines; slight surface dirt

  • 23.2 x 21.5 cm (image)

    28.5 x 25.1 cm (mount)

    26.4 x 23.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille de L'Aille Gauche / de L'Armèe Allièe sous les ordres de S:A:R: / Le Duc de Cumberland 1747.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 1747.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] 11/10 [the ‘10’ is crossed out in black pencil]; [bottom left, black pencil:] XIII/6; [top left, black pencil, erased:] Order of Battle.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l'Aile Gauche de l'Armée Alliée sous les ordres du Duc de Cumberland, 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)

     

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