Meeting of Charles V and the Bey of Tunis by Niccolo Dell'Abate

Owing to the presence of the Hapsburg double-headed eagle and the crescent, and of figures in Oriental dress, it is thought that the subject may be the meeting in 1535 between Charles V and the Bey, Barbarossa, after the siege of Tunis.


Oil on canvas
175 x 211 cm
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Sir Alec & Lady Martin through The Art Fund

One of 26 gifts to 19 museums by Sir Alec Martin or Sir Alec and Lady Martin through the Art Fund between 1935 and 1967.

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The Courtauld Gallery Somerset House, Strand, LONDON London WC2R 0RN 020 7848 2526

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