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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

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

Hand-colored engraving on laid paper
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)

...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:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | horses (animals) | military art | soldiers | wars
Associated Places:
Belgium | Europe | Ramillies-Offus | Wallonia
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