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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Order of battle, 1748, Allied armyOrder of battle, 1748, Allied army

ORDRE de BATAILLE de l’Aile Gauche de l’Armée des HAUTS-ALLIEZ, Commandée par Son Altesse Royale / Monseigneur Le DUC de CUMBERLAND, / Le 1.r Juin 1748 c.1748

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; pricking through | 25.4 x 51.5 cm (image) | RCIN 731031

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An order of battle of the Left Wing of the Allied army, June 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). The attribution to Schultz is made on stylistic grounds.

The General Officers of the First Line are Generals Sommerfeld, Legonier; Lieutenant-Generals Hammerstein, Zastrow, Druchtleben, Both, Huske, Albermarle, Hawley; Major-Generals Wrede, Borck, Block, Torington, Powlet, Bligh.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Lieutenant-Generals Montigny, Klinckostroom, Howard, Crawford; Major-Generals Adlepsen, Spörke, Stammer, Fowkes.

The positions of the cannon, between the battalions, in both lines are indicated. All regiments are named, and the regimental rectangles appear to be coloured according to the uniform

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

  • I VILLEDARY; fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters VDL below

    Mark, stamped: 743

    Condition: one fold line; surface dirt to right edge. Verso: surface dirt to left edge

  • 25.4 x 51.5 cm (image)

    33.5 x 52.4 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    ORDRE de BATAILLE de l’Aile Gauche de l’Armée des HAUTS-ALLIEZ, Commandée par Son Altesse Royale / Monseigneur Le DUC de CUMBERLAND, / Le 1.r Juin 1748. [top]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 1 June 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, possibly in the hand of Mason, Cumberland's librarian:] 124. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, erased:] VII/58. [top left, black pencil, written over the first inscription, also erased:] XIV/37- a; [top right, black pencil, erased:] Order of Battle.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l’Aile gauche de l’Armée des Hauts Alliés commandée par le Duc de Cumberland, le 1 Juin 1748. 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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