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In the entourage of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia (1828-1885) the painter Georg Bleibtreu (1828-1892) took part in the deployment of the Prussian army. His painting of the decisive battle of Königgrätz shows injured and captured Austrians in the left foreground, while Prussian Ulans and Hussars lead their attack past a hill from the right. The monarchical, political, and military leadership of Prussia had gathered there, personified by King William I, Prime Minister Otto von Bismarck, Minister of War Albrecht von Roon (1803-1879), and Chief-of-Staff Helmuth Count von Moltke (1800-1891), to follow the fighting and the war-decisive Prussian victory.

Details

  • Title: The Battle of Königgrätz on 3 July 1866
  • Creator: Georg Bleibtreu (attributed)
  • Date Created: after 1869
  • Location Created: Berlin
  • Physical Dimensions: 100 x 200 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Austro-Prussian War
  • Rights: Deutsches Historisches Museum
  • External Link: DHM collection database
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Inventory no.: Gm 94/26

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