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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 23

    Follower of Louis Laguerre

    The Surrender of Marshal Tallard to the Duke of Marlborough

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Follower of Louis Laguerre
    The Surrender of Marshal Tallard to the Duke of Marlborough
    with inscription 'THE SURRENDER OF MARSHALL TALLARD / TO THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH / AT BLENHEIM. 1704' (upper left) and 'J. WYCK' (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    27 ¾ x 35 ½ in. (70.5 x 90.2 cm.)


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    After the mural of c.1713-14 in the main central hall at Blenheim Palace by Louis Laguerre.

    This mural was part of a series commissioned by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough to commemorate his famous victories at Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet, during the Spanish Wars of Succession (1701-14) when Britain and the Allies fought against France. Depicting the Battle of Blenheim, the present composition shows Marshall Tallard, the leader of the French army, escorted by William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan (1675-1726), in the act of surrender to Marlborough (in the red coat on a white horse). The town in the background is Hooghstet.

    Provenance

    Chicksands Priory, Bedfordshire, for at least 200 years, and thence by family descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of a Gentleman (Lots 23 & 24)