The Relief of His Royal Prince Adolphus and Field Marshall Freytag,At the Village of Rexpoede near Dunkirk; on the 6th of Sept.t 1793.
Sold & Published by Orme, No.14 Old Bond Street, June 7. 1794.
Colour mezzotint. 480 x 605mm. Close margins.
Prince Adolphus (1774-1850), Duke of Cambridge. Son of George III, he went to Hanover in 1791 to receive military training under the supervision of the Hannoverian commander Field Marshal von Freytag, fighting in the War of the Spanish Succession. The pair were briefly captured before the Battle of Hondschoote, in which 40,000 Frenchmen defeated 24,000 British and Hanoverian soldiers, capturing 6 flags and all of the Duke of York's artillery.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 990] £490.00