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« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2018, 05:15:47 PM »
A Very nice job well done Eric  8) Hi Nick home you are both doing well. Willie

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« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2018, 10:16:14 AM »
A lovely set Eric, and an interesting period with the costume. Excellent painting as usual😎

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Re: Gottstein Louis XIV staff
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2018, 10:21:49 AM »
Two more (eight left !)
Nicolas Auguste de la Baume, marquis de Montrevel and Nicolas de Catinat
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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2018, 11:44:45 PM »
François de Neuville Duke of Villeroy (1644-1730) is brought up with Louis XIV, who will remain his friend all his life.
He took over the Regiment de Lyonnais from his father (1661-1683); appointed marshal of camp (1674) then lieutenant-general (1677), he succeeds his father with the Government of Lyonnais (1685). He gives the regiment of Lyonnais to his son Louis-Nicolas. While he had distinguished himself militarily as camp marshal or lieutenant general, he later demonstrated incompetence at the head of the armies.

Named Marshal of France in 1693, he accumulated defeats. In Italy, he is beaten in Chiari and captured in Cremona; the support of Louis XIV makes him still the head of the army in the Netherlands: he is defeated by Marlborough at Ramillies (1706).

He is then deprived of command, but then becomes by the testament of Louis XIV governor of the young Louis XV from 1717 to 1722; He is a member of the Regency Council and Chairman of the Finance Council.

The Regent exiles him (1722-1724), then he tries a return to the Court, but his time is passed: he dies at 86 years in 1730 ...


Brillant painting!!!!!!
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Re: Gottstein Louis XIV staff
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2018, 02:57:14 PM »
Marechal François de Neuville, duc de Villeroy
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« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2018, 12:56:18 AM »
Hi Eric,
wonderful set of figures and the same to say about your painting work on the figures. I like it very much.
It's very interesting to see, what colours do you use for the clothings. It's also one of my favourite periods
and reminds me to continue to paint my own set.

Thanks a lot for showing these and I'm looking forward to see more.....

Cheers
Roland

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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2018, 10:57:01 AM »
Super !!!

Sorry, in Turkey, the access to Wikipedia is blocked by the gouvernment; therefore I can't access the biography of this heroe, but at least to the source drawing which supported this flat:


"Bonnart, Robert (1652-1729); French. Medium: engraving. Duc de Vendome (1654-1712) dit 'Le Grand Vendome'; Count of Penthievre; Comte; War of the Great Alliance; War of the Spanish Succession; Marechal; Marshal of France; Photo Giraudon 1936; N. Bonnart rue St Jacques a l'aigle; reign of Louis XIV (1638-1715); Provenance: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library."


[ADDED]  Fortunately Erd..-bay did not block the Encyclopaedia Britannica !

Louis-Joseph, duke de Vendôme, also called (until 1669) Duc De Penthièvre, (1654—1712), one of King Louis XIV’s leading generals during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14).

Vendôme was the son of Louis de Vendôme, Duke de Mercoeur, by his marriage to Cardinal Jules Mazarin’s niece, Laure Mancini. Vendôme entered the French Army in 1672 and had risen to the rank of lieutenant general by the outbreak of the War of the Grand Alliance (1689–97) between France and the other major powers. He distinguished himself in the victory over the Allies at Steenkirke (1692) and was made commander in Catalonia in 1695; two years later he captured Barcelona.

The dispute over the succession to the Spanish throne brought France and Spain to war with the British, the Austrians, and the Dutch in 1701. Appointed to the command in northern Italy in 1702, Vendôme fought the Austrian commander, Prince Eugene of Savoy, in the bloody but indecisive Battle of Luzzara on August 15. He took Vercelli in 1704 and defeated Prince Eugene at Cassano in August 1705. In May 1706 Vendôme was transferred to the Flanders front, where the British commander John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, had just won an overwhelming victory at Ramillies. Vendôme made limited gains until he was severely defeated by Marlborough and Prince Eugene at Oudenaarde on July 11, 1708. Vendôme subsequently failed to relieve besieged Lille (in northern France), which fell to the Allies in October. Recalled by Louis XIV, he was temporarily disgraced.

In the autumn of 1710, Vendôme was made commander of the army of King Philip V of Spain. He recaptured Madrid for Philip and on December 9 forced the British general James Stanhope to surrender at Brihuega. The next day he won a major victory over Guido von Starhemberg’s Austrian forces at Villaviciosa. As a result of these triumphs, Philip was assured of his throne, and the Austrians were confined to Catalonia. Vendôme was completing the reconquest of Catalonia when he died (58 years old).


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Michel
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Re: Gottstein Louis XIV staff
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2018, 07:28:04 AM »
Louis Joseph de Bouirbon, duke of Vendôme
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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2018, 04:58:07 AM »
And now the Sun King

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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2018, 08:23:12 AM »
Let's continue
Villars at the battle of Leuze (1691)
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2018, 07:27:51 AM »
no, no, they are all amazing!!!
Michel
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2018, 04:56:08 AM »
Breathtaking is the word but certainly excessive !
Eric

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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2018, 03:54:21 AM »
Epoustoulifiant !

(Sorry, I don't know the English equivalent word.)

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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 01:51:55 PM »
Maréchal de Luxembourg
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Re: Gottstein Louis XIV staff
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2018, 10:32:56 AM »
Thank you All
Richard I hope you will say the same when youget yours !
Eric

 

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