The Thirty Years War wreaked havoc across Northern Europe in the
early to mid-1600s. In the drive to seize power, armies battled on
land and at sea.
Through the paintings of Battle Cry, encounter this
war's great maritime clashes and witness the beginnings of a
structured navy. From the winged Polish cavalryman in Stefano Della
Bella's etching to the portly moustachioed soldier in An Old,
Fat Hungarian Cavalier, study the faces of warriors and the
uniforms of mounted soldiers.
Peer into intricately drawn city scenes where mêlée becomes
pattern, and stare down the cadaverous face of Death as he carries
30 June 2012 - 9 June 2013
Level 1 exhibition spaces - free entry
Image: Jacques Callot, Premier combat naval (First naval
combat), 1615-1619, engraving, Mackelvie Trust Collection,
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn,