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
Cover, issue 195