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Print made by unknown artist eighteenth century-nineteenth century
after Louis Laguerre, 1663–1721
Published by Robert Wilkinson, 1758–1825

The Battle of Blenheim

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

Hand-colored engraving on laid paper
Plate: 10 3/4 × 12 1/2 inches (27.3 × 31.8 cm), Sheet: 12 1/2 × 18 inches (31.8 × 45.7 cm)

...His Grace John Duke of Marlborough, In ye Year 1704 finding the French Frontier in ye Low-Countries, covered with unpassable Lines & Rivers so that the Summer must necessarily have passed without any considerable Action, caused ye Forces at ye beginning of the Compaign to march with great diligence into Germany where having first forced ye Enemies strong Lines at Shellemberg. He afterwards attacked the United Armies of ye French & Bavarians at Blenheim near Hochstett, and not withstanding their Superiority in number and their being advantagiously posted behind a River and a Morrass, defeaed them entirely, So that 14,000 were killed upon ye Spott, 4000 pushed into ye Danube, Mareshal Tallard who commanded them was taken, besides 40 General Officers of different Ranks and above 12000 Prisoners, with 50 Pieces of Cannon, 128 Colours, 35 Standards all their Ammunition, Tents and Baggage. The Enemy in some Letters soon after intercepted own'd their Loss to have amounted to 40,000 Men, killed, taken, & deserted. The immediate consequence of this Battle was ye recovery of all Bavaria, also of Ratisbonne, Augilburg, Memmingen, Ulm, Landau, Traerbach & Triers: ye taking of Winter Quarters in ye Enemy's Country & turning ye whole future Course of the War.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | horses (animals) | military art | royalty | soldiers | wars
Associated Places:
Bavaria | Blindheim | Europe | Germany | Swabia
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