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Spanish Men-of-War Engaging Barbary Corsairs

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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Clustered at the centre of this complex composition, which is spilling forward towards the spectator, Spanish ships are locked in combat with corsair galleys on the open sea. A Spanish ship is engaging several of the corsair galleys which posed a threat to merchant and other shipping. The large ship in the background is flying a Spanish flag and the red flag flying from the stern probably indicates that she is preparing to attack.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1615

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 61 x W 103 cm

Accession number

BHC0799

Work type

Painting


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