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War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14)

Sieges, marches, encampments and famous battles from 1701 to 1712 in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands


Siege of Turin, 1706

PLAN / De la Ville et Citadelle de TURIN / Comme elles ont eté assiegées par les François, / Et delivrées par le Duc de Savoye, & le / Prince Eugene, le 7.e Septembre 1706

1706 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on two sheets of paper, joined; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: 1:13,000 approx. | RCIN 725063

A map of the siege of Turin carried on by Philippe Charles, duc d'Orléans (1674-1723) and Louis d'Aubusson de la Feuillade, duc de Roannais (1673-1725), from 14 May to 7 September 1706 when Turin was relieved on 7 September by troops of the Imperial army commanded by Prince Eugène of Savoy (1663-1736). War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with south-east to top.

The attribution to Gabriel Delahaye is made on stylistic grounds.

A detailed plan of the city and fortifications of Turin is combined with an effective use of pictorial representation to show the Battle of the Stura, fought on 7 September 1706 between the French and Spanish forces, commanded by the duc d'Orléans, Feuillade, and Ferdinand, comte de Marsin (1656-1706) and the Imperial (Austria, Savoy, Prussia) army commanded by Prince Eugene, Victor Amadeus, Duke of Savoy (1666-1732) and Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1676-1747). The battle, fought immediately to the south of the River Stura, was won by the Imperial army, bringing an end to the siege.

The Imperial standard, with its double-headed eagle, can be clearly seen in the thick of the smoke of battle. The gardens, vineyards, chateaux, tree-lined roads, parks and surrounding settlements are all shown in detail.

  • ? Gabriel Delahaye (active 1689?-1723) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters WR below; no countermark visible

    Condition: one fold line; nine holes punched along each of the left and right edges; brown discolouration. Verso: surface dirt along left edge; induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:13,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 500. Toises [73 mm =].

    50.0 x 81.6 cm (neatline)

    51.1 x 82.9 cm (image)

    52.2 x 83.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / De la Ville et Citadelle de TURIN / Comme elles ont eté assiegées par les François, / Et delivrées par le Duc de Savoye, & le / Prince Eugene, le 7.e Septembre 1706. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, a key, A-I, K-Z, to the batteries, giving the number of field pieces or cannons, and mortars in each:] RENVOY.


    George III heading [on white paper strip pasted to verso:] Turin besieged by the French from the May to the Sept.r 1706.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top, right of centre, ink, crossed out in red pencil?, obscured by white paper strip:] Italy; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil and red pencil, illegible, obscured by white paper strip.]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Turin Plan dessiné de la Ville et Citadelle de Turin comme elles ont etées assiegées par les Francois, et delivrée par le Duc de Savoye et le Prince Eugene, le 7 1706.

  • Subject(s)

    Turin, Piedmont, Italy (45°04'13"N 07°41'12"E)