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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

John Anderson (active 1747-8)

Order of battle of the Allied army at Briffoeil, 1745

ORDER of BATTLE of the Allied Army in Brefoil Camp near TOURNAY 29th April 1745 / Captain General His Royal Highness WILLIAM Duke... 1748

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on vellum | 13.1 x 27.0 cm (image and neatline) | RCIN 729087

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An order of battle of the Allied army, under the command of the Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), at Briffoeil, 10 May 1745. [The date in the title is given in Old Style.] War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

The General Officers of the First Line, under Cumberland and Marshals Prince of Waldeck and Count Konigsegg are Generals Cronstrom and Wendt; Lieutenant-Generals Coenders, Vander duyn, Aylva, Ligonier, Campbell; Major-Generals Schaak, Hompesch, Rumpht, Villates, Zoute, Zastrow, Ponsonby, Albemarle, Launay, Onslow; Brigadiers Schlippenbach, Salis, Halket, C: Efferen, Ingoldsby, Churchill, Earl of Craufurd.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Lieutenant-Generals Prince Philipsthal, La Lippe, Schwartzenberg, Hawley; Major-Generals Sandouvile, Canneburg, Veldtman, Lindtman, Howard, Sinclair, Moutigni, Bland; Brigadiers Schagen, Vrybergen, Sturler, Elias, Burmania, Boselager, Skelton. Lieutenant-General Molcke and Major-General Forgatch command the reserve.

  • John Anderson (active 1747-8) (draughtsman) [bottom right, in rectangular panel:] John Anderson Serj:t / in The Rt Honble Colonel / Lord Geo: Beauclercks / Regiment of Foot and / Capt William Master's / Company quarter'd at / Sevenbergen 29th Novemr: / 1748 O:S: [i.e. 10 December]

  • Watermark: Not applicable

    Mark, stamped: 429

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 13.1 x 27.0 cm (image and neatline)

    15.5 x 28.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    ORDER of BATTLE of the Allied Army in Brefoil Camp near TOURNAY 29th April 1745 / [under the command of] Captain General His Royal Highness WILLIAM Duke of Cumberland.

    Additional text:

    Abstract of the whole Army [bottom left, a summary of the numbers of squadrons and battalions of the British, Hanoverian, Dutch and Austrian troops of the First and Second Lines and the reserve corps, together with the numbers of general officers]; Field Artillery. [bottom right, a summary of the numbers of pieces of artillery and pontoons of the different nations]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle at Briffoeil 10 May 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] OS [i.e. Old Style, referring to the date]; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] VI/8. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Order of Battle of the Allied Army under the Duke of Cumberland in Brefoil Camp near Tournay 29 April O.S. (10 May) 1745: by Serj.t John Anderson, 1748. drawn on vellum. [The same entry appears under the heading Briffoeil.]

  • 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)

    Briffoeil, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°33'03"N 03°33'02"E)

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