The Siege of Bergem Op Zoom ['Z' reversed].
Pub accorg. to Act April 1st. 1772 by MDarly (39) Strand.
Etching, 175 x 250mm. 7 x 9¾".
The 1747 Siege of Bergen op Zoom during the Austrian War of Succession saw a French army, under the command of Löwenthal and the overall direction of Marshal Maurice de Saxe, lay siege to and capture the strategic Dutch border fortress of Bergen op Zoom. It is here re-enacted by two gentlemen in a domestic interior, a dog barking from under a table to right. Battle plans lying on the floor and hanging on the wall. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. Numbered '5' upper right.
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