1 April 2008
After Jan van Huchtenburg
The Battle of Malplaquet, 11 September 1709
oil on canvas, unframed
89.2 x 113.8 cm.
With F. Goldmann, Vienna (as Dirck Maes), from whom acquired by Prince Johannes I of Liechtenstein, 1834.
Schloss Feldsberg, Valtice, before 1888.
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1944/1945.
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J. Falke, Katalog der fürstlich Liechtensteinischen Bilder-Galerie im Gartenpalais der Rossau zu Wien, Vienna, 1873, p. 112, no. 982.
Vaduz, Engländergebäde, Waffen aus vier Jahrhunderten, 1952.
The original composition in the Galleria Sabauda, Turin, was commisioned by Prince Eugene of Savoye as part of a series of depictions of battles he was involved in. The Battle of Malplaquet was one of the main battles of the War of the Spanish Succession. The Bourbons of France and Spain opposed an alliance of the Habsburg Empire, the English and the United Provinces. The victorious allied army was led by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene.
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