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    Sale 5401

    Victorian & Traditionalist Pictures

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 43

    Robert Alexander Hillingford (1825-1904)

    The battle of Oudenarde

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    Robert Alexander Hillingford (1825-1904)
    The battle of Oudenarde
    signed 'R. Hillingford' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm.)


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    On the 11th July 1708 the allied forces of Great Britain, the Netherlands, and the Holy Roman Empire fought the French at the Battle of Oudenarde. This was just one of the many battles during the War of the Spanish Succession to prevent a union of Spain and France.
    This painting depicts the routing of the French, by the supreme commander of the Allied force, John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough. Using a two-pronged cavalry attack he managed to encircle the French Army and put them into full retreat.

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