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Oil Painting - The Battle of Lepanto

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1933P311
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1615 - 1620

Maker Information

Artist:Andries van Eervelt - View biography for Andries van Eervelt


The Battle of Lepanto was fought between the Holy League, a coalition of Catholic Mediterranean
states, and the Turkish Ottoman Empire on 7th October 1571. The Holy League force, led by Don Juan de Austria (1547-78), were victorious against the Ottoman force icluding Barbary Corsairs led by Muezzinzade Ali Pasha. Tis was the last great sea battle involving oared vessels and the largest battle of galleys since Actium in 30BC. Casualties: 8,000 Christians, 25,000 Turks. 15,000 Christian slaves were freed from captured Turkish galleys.

Presented by Baron Graham Ash, 1933.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on canvas.


Height:1435 mm
Width:2210 mm