Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

The Battle of Malplaquet, 11 September 1709

Photo credit: National Army Museum

How you can use this image

© All rights reserved

Please note that image permissions vary across the Art UK website and that some artworks remain in copyright. Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image. The credit lines indicate who manages the rights within the artwork and the image.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop. If there is a shopping basket icon underneath an image, click on it to find out how to license that image or purchase a print, through either the Art UK Shop or sometimes through the collection directly.

The collection who own the work may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

The Battle of Malplaquet in 1709 was the bloodiest engagement of the War of the Spanish Succession (1702–1713). Malplaquet lies close to the French border, about 9 miles (15km) from the Belgian town of Mons. It was here, on 11 September 1709, that an Allied army commanded by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene, engaged a French army under Marshal Villars. The French occupied a strong defensive position, but after desperate hand-to-hand fighting the Allies won the day at a cost of over 20,000 men.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 106.7 x W 136.2 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1973-08-103

Acquisition method

gift from Mrs M. Austen-Leigh, 1973

Work type



You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

National Army Museum

Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, Greater London SW3 4HT England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue