Battle Cry

Battle Cry

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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 life away.

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Curated by
Mary Kisler
Location
Level 1
Cost
Free entry

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A Polish Cavalier seen from behind
A Polish Cavalier seen from behind

Stefano Della Bella

Production date
1648-1653
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
185 x 185 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Peter Tomory Collection, purchased 2004
Accession no
2004/30/12
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A Polish Hussar seen in profile, facing right
A Polish Hussar seen in profile, facing right

Stefano Della Bella

Production date
1648-1653
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
175 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Peter Tomory Collection, purchased 2004
Accession no
2004/30/13
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African Horseman
African Horseman

Stefano Della Bella

Production date
1648-1653
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
175 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/104
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La Mort à Cheval (Death on Horseback)
La Mort à Cheval (Death on Horseback)

Stefano Della Bella

Production date
1648
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
170 x 143 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/1/2
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La Mort emporte une femme (Death carrying a woman)
La Mort emporte une femme (Death carrying a woman)

Stefano Della Bella

Production date
1648
Medium
etching, engraving oval plate
Size (h x w)
176 x 143 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/1/3
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Un cavalier hongrois, gros et vieux
Un cavalier hongrois, gros et vieux

Stefano Della Bella

Production date
1651
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
178 x 179 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/1/38
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Un cavalier hongrois, allant a gauche ...
Un cavalier hongrois, allant a gauche ...

Stefano Della Bella

Production date
1651
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
196 x 194 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/1/39
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The Assault on Venlo
The Assault on Venlo

Hans Burgkmair the Elder

Production date
1514-1516
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
224 x 198 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 1968
Accession no
1968/8/2/2
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Soldiers Trying to Sally from the Town of Hulst
Soldiers Trying to Sally from the Town of Hulst

Leonhard Beck Hans Burgkmair the Elder

Production date
1514-1516
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
223 x 195 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 1968
Accession no
1968/8/2/1
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Battle Near an Unidentified Town
Battle Near an Unidentified Town

Hans Burgkmair the Elder

Production date
1514-1516
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
222 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 1968
Accession no
1968/8/2/3
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The Battle of Dorneck in Switzerland
The Battle of Dorneck in Switzerland

Leonhard Beck Hans Burgkmair the Elder

Production date
1514-1516
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
223 x 199 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 1968
Accession no
1968/8/2/4
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Premier combat naval (First naval combat)
Premier combat naval (First naval combat)

Jacques Callot

Production date
1615-1619
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
225 x 303 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/14
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A Man of War
A Man of War

Frans Huys Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Production date
16th century
Medium
etching (watermark: small crowned shield)
Size (h x w)
222 x 293 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/25/2
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Battle Scene
Battle Scene

Pieter Meulener

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1115 x 1600 x 80 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/43
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View of a north-easterly gale beating against the Grand Harbour entrance
View of a north-easterly gale beating against the Grand Harbour entrance

Alberto Pullicino

Production date
Post 1749
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
782 x 1468 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/341/2
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Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament
Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament

Andrew Carrick Gow

Production date
1907
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1248 x 940 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Frame sponsored by John Gow family.
Accession no
M1921/1/1
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Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell

Robert Walker

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
762 x 635 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Dr Hugh Wansey Bayly, 1940
Accession no
1940/12/4