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PRINT

Title

The Life of William III

Object Name

Engraving

Maker

Adr. Schoonbeck (Primary maker)
Adr. Schoonbeck (maker)

Date Made

17th century
17th century

Place Made

Netherlands: Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Description

Full page Williamite print showing a battle scene with a group of horsemen being attacked by foot soldiers. Houses are visible in the background. The inscription in French refers to the Duke of Schomberg and Doctor Walker being killed at the crossing of the Boyne. Schomberg (centre left) is shown being shot in neck from behind. He was actually shot in hand-to-hand fighting on the southern bank of the river near the village of Oldbridge. Walker, the hero of Derry, is shown being carried off on the far right. The print is numbered '6' in pencil and is bound in a book containing 95 engravings depicting the life of William III.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.709.63

Copyright

National Museums NI