Vermeyen,Jan Cornelisz (1500-1559)
Emperor Karl V's war against Chaireddin (also known as Hayreddin Barbarossa, Grand Admiral of the Ottoman Navy), Turkish governor of Tunis. Imperial galleys leaving Tunis after the campaign. Cartoons for 12 tapestries,charcoal and watercolour on paper, 385 x 662 cm, Inv.2038 In 1535 the Spanish Empire attacked Tunis, then under the control of the Ottoman Empire. Holy Roman Emperor Karl V (Charles V) of the Habsburg dynasty assembled a huge army and war fleet. He defeated Barbarossa's fleet and, after a siege, captured Tunis on June 1 1535.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemaeldegalerie, Vienna, Austria