Thursday, 11 February 2010

Assault on Copenhagen 1659

Today this action took place. Sounds like an interesting siege - the Swedes decide on an all-out assault and the defenders, a mix of soldiers, militia and students, forewarned are ready for them. These 19th century paintings are pleasant. I don't usually like 19thc historical art but these have something I like - maybe it's because I've never seen them before and it's a subject that is obscure.
2nd Northern War wiki

1 comment:

Mads Kofoed said...

It is an interesting battle, but take if you think the students looked like that in the battle (the second picture). Perhaps the new copple stone figures could be used as 1660 danish but i am not sure.