In this detail from the panoramic painting Beginning of the Pursuit at Königgrätz [Beginn der Verfolgung von Königgrätz] (1872), artist Christian Sell (1831–1883) portrays Prussian King Wilhelm I (center) as though he personally led the Prussian pursuit of the defeated Austrians as they retreated from the field of battle. Bismarck and Chief of the Prussian General Staff Helmuth von Moltke can be seen in the left half of the canvas.

Wilhelm I and Entourage at the Battle of Königgrätz on July 3, 1866 (Painting, 1872)

  • Jochen Remmer
  • Christian Sell


Source: Christian Sell, Beginn der Verfolgung von Königgrätz [Beginning of the Pursuit at Königgrätz]. Painting, oil on canvas (1872). Original: Rastatt, Wehrgeschichtliches Museum. 

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