'Bataille de Fontenoy, 1745'
Coloured aquatint by Le Coeur after Le Barbier, published by Blin, Paris, 1787.
This print depicts Marshal Maurice de Saxe, Count of Saxony, being driven in his wicker carriage on the battlefield of Fontenoy. One of France's greatest commanders, he was unable to sit on his horse as he was suffering from dropsy.
Fought during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) on 11 May 1745, Fontenoy demonstrated the fighting qualities of the British and Hanoverian infantry, but nonetheless ended in defeat for the Duke of Cumberland's army.
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