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- Object: Tandem Triumphans
A satire on the behaviour of the participants at the conclusion of the Battle of Cullodon, with some of them numbered. 1, on the right Cumberland mounted and beside him, 2, the Duke of Albemarle with their lifeguards survey the scene; at their feet an officer thrusts a pike into a highlander lying on the ground; on the left 3, Prince Charles Edward gallops away on horseback saying “Ruined & Defeated Save ye Selves”, beside him rides 4 John O’Sullivan, Quarter-Master General, carrying the Prince’s standard of a crown over a coffin; behind them the Prince’s defeated army flee on foot pursued by the Duke’s cavalry.
In the centre foreground Lord Ancram holds a pistol to the breast of 6 Lord Kilmarnock saying “Better be shot than hang” to which Kilmarnock on his knees replies “Spare me, my Lord, I’m your Relation”. Behind Ancram a grenadier sticks his bayonet into the abdomen of a highlander saying “Where’s yr Sword & Target Now”, the man shrieks “Dam ye Saul, ye Bagonets in my wemb”. On the left of the scene a grenadier, brandishing his sword in his right hand grabs with his other hand the arm of 7 Lady Ogilvy, in which she holds a sword, while calling out “Oh! Mercy Mercy”, beneath her skirt a heavy military jackboot can be seen, a woman falls to the ground while 8 Lady Murray flees saying “Oh! Laird we’re all Miscarried” and another woman runs with her. In the distance is 9 Culloden House and some cottages. Behind Cumberland 10 General Howard thrusts a pike into a highlander.
7 May 1746
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Height: 266 millimetres
Width: 300 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The title of the print is the motto of the Young Pretender.
Neither Lady Ogilvy nor Lady Murray were present at the battle, but Lady Ogilvy had been with the reserve at Falkirk, and was captured at Inverness after Culloden.
See T.Clayton, 'The English Print 1688-1802', New Haven and London, 1997, pp.149.
- Not on display
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- Associated Event: Jacobite Rebellion 1745-1746
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