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Spanish engagement with Barbary pirates

Oil paintings

Object connections:

Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
User collections Francis Drake by hedser@nmm.ac.uk
Stories from the sea by rboley
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Barbary pirate

Object details:

Object ID BHC0747
Description A panel painting showing Spanish ships in action with Barbary pirates. In the foreground on the far right a Spanish galleon is engaging two Barbary galleys which have surrounded it. There is more fighting taking place behind. The fierce fighting is dramatically conveyed and the guns of the Spanish soldiers on their ship are clearly shown trained on the pirates below. The wreckage of another Barbary ship which has already sunk in the battle, can be seen in the foreground on the left. The artist has conveyed a highly dramatic impression of shipping under attack.
Date made 17th century

Artist/Maker Eertvelt, Andries van
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials oil on panel
Measurements Frame: 708 mm x 905 mm x 73 mm;Painting: 535 mm x 710 mm
  • Spanish engagement with Barbary pirates (BHC0747)
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