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Newsletter, April 2014 (Issue 195)

What's in another painting?

I had a chat with a couple of people I know well, over my piece in the last Newsletter [January 2014 issue, page 18] about the Lorenzo Castro painting in the Borough Collection. They informed me of another painting in the Borough Collection that is wrongly described: namely "The Assault on the Town of Oudenarde, Belgium" featuring the Duke of Marlborough, by Peeter Verdussen, which hangs in the west stairwell of the Mansion. "It's definitely not Oudenarde" I was told.

After quite a bit of research I have identified it as a depiction of William of Orange at the Siege of Namur in 1695. Here is the image.

Louis Musgrove

    Front cover of issue 195 Cover, issue 195

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