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Creator:
Print made by unknown artist, eighteenth century-nineteenth century
after Louis Laguerre, 1663–1721, French, active in Britain (from ca. 1684)
Published by Robert Wilkinson, 1758–1825, British
Title:

The Pursuit of the French after the Victory at Ramellies

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Victorious Battles of the Immortal Prince, John Duke of Marlborough

Date:
undated
Medium:
Hand-colored engraving on laid paper
Dimensions:
Plate: 10 7/8 × 12 1/2 inches (27.6 × 31.8 cm) and Sheet: 12 1/2 × 18 inches (31.8 × 45.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

...After the taking of Ramellies, the Enemy's whole Army gave way, & Fled in Confusion by Judoign, as far as Meldert, 5 Leagues from Ramellies, being pursued all night by ye Confederates, who are here represented, Searching the Waggons, & Stripping ye Officers. In the Battle & Pursuit they kill'd 8,000 of the Enemy among whom were 2 Princes, & several Persons of Note, & took 6,000 prisoners, among them were a Lieut: General, 2 Major Generals, 2 Brigadier Generals. Marshal Tallard's Son, the Duke of Luxemburg's Nephew, & other Officers of Distinction they also took 63 Colours, 26 Standards, & among others ye Kettle Drums, of ye Troops of ye Household, 90 Canon, all their Carrages, Baggage, Waggons, Arms, Amunition, & Pontons, with all ye spoils of ye Camp, & their whole Train of Artillery, More over ye French lost half their Army by Desertion, in & after ye Battle. 11 Standards & 27 Colours, taken in this Action by ye English, Serv'd to adorn Guild Hall, as those taken at Hochstet, t

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1995.13.10
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | horses (animals) | military art | soldiers | wars
Associated Places:
Belgium | Europe | Ramillies-Offus | Wallonia
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4489
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