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Fourth Crusade Collection

"The Fourth Crusade: Conquest, Chaos, and Controversy" The artwork of Chatzis, Delacroix

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: The Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders. Artist: Chatzis, Vasilios (1870-1915)

The Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders. Artist: Chatzis, Vasilios (1870-1915)
The Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders. Private Collection

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Geoffrey of Villehardouin (Geoffroi de Villehardouin) (1150-1228)

Geoffrey of Villehardouin (Geoffroi de Villehardouin) (1150-1228), French historian and knight who participated in
ELD4891229 Geoffrey of Villehardouin (Geoffroi de Villehardouin) (1150-1228), French historian and knight who participated in and chronicled the Fourth Crusade

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Fourth Crusade: ' La prise de Constantinople par les Croises le 12/04/1204' (4th Crusade)

Fourth Crusade: " La prise de Constantinople par les Croises le 12/04/1204" (4th Crusade)
ELD4891267 Fourth Crusade: " La prise de Constantinople par les Croises le 12/04/1204" (4th Crusade: The Capture of Constantinople by Crusaders)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: 4th Crusade: Templar ships arriving in front of Constantinople. 1204. Chromolithography

4th Crusade: Templar ships arriving in front of Constantinople. 1204. Chromolithography
LSE4098223 4th Crusade: Templar ships arriving in front of Constantinople. 1204. Chromolithography.; Private Collection; (add.info.: 4th Crusade: Templar ships arriving in front of Constantinople)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Baldwin I (1171-1205), Latin Emperor of Constantinople, 1889

Baldwin I (1171-1205), Latin Emperor of Constantinople, 1889. Creator: Vriendt, Albrecht de (1843-1900)
Baldwin I (1171-1205), Latin Emperor of Constantinople, 1889. Found in the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Storming of Constantinople by Baldwin, Count of Flanders, (1204), 1890. Creator: Unknown

Storming of Constantinople by Baldwin, Count of Flanders, (1204), 1890. Creator: Unknown
Storming of Constantinople by Baldwin, Count of Flanders, (1204), 1890. Following the Sack of Constantinople in April 1204, during the Fourth Crusade, Crusader armies captured, looted

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: The Farewell Song of Thibaut, Thibaut de Blaison, Blason, or Blazon, Fourth Crusade, Historical

The Farewell Song of Thibaut, Thibaut de Blaison, Blason, or Blazon, Fourth Crusade, Historical
7279774 The Farewell Song of Thibaut, Thibaut de Blaison, Blason, or Blazon, Fourth Crusade, Historical by Unknown Artist

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: The Christian Army in Lebanon, Fourth Crusade, Crusades were strategically

The Christian Army in Lebanon, Fourth Crusade, Crusades were strategically
7279770 The Christian Army in Lebanon, Fourth Crusade, Crusades were strategically by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Christian Army in Lebanon, Fourth Crusade)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: The conversion of captured peasants by the knights of the Fourth Crusade

The conversion of captured peasants by the knights of the Fourth Crusade
7279773 The conversion of captured peasants by the knights of the Fourth Crusade by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Captured Knights Templar in Cairo, Fourth Crusade, Egypt

Captured Knights Templar in Cairo, Fourth Crusade, Egypt
7279771 Captured Knights Templar in Cairo, Fourth Crusade, Egypt by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Captured Knights Templar in Cairo, Fourth Crusade, Egypt)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Portrait of Baudouin I, Latin Emperor of the Orient (1171-1206)

Portrait of Baudouin I, Latin Emperor of the Orient (1171-1206), became Emperor of Constantinople by participating in
LSE4112807 Portrait of Baudouin I, Latin Emperor of the Orient (1171-1206), became Emperor of Constantinople by participating in the Fourth Crusade

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Fourth crusade, 1204: scene of looting in Constantinople after the capture of the city

Fourth crusade, 1204: scene of looting in Constantinople after the capture of the city
XEE4409284 Fourth crusade, 1204: scene of looting in Constantinople after the capture of the city. Engraving by Jean Michel Moreau, dit Moreau le Jeune (1741- 1814), 18th century

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Alfonso VIII, King of Castile (c. 1155-1214) Subdues Cuenca in 1177

Alfonso VIII, King of Castile (c. 1155-1214) Subdues Cuenca in 1177, 19th century (glazed ceramic tiles)
IND134621 Alfonso VIII, King of Castile (c.1155-1214) Subdues Cuenca in 1177, 19th century (glazed ceramic tiles) by Mensaque, A (19th century); Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain; Index Fototeca

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Fourth Crusade (1202-1204): Venice Doge Enrico Dandolo and the Venetian fleet approaching

Fourth Crusade (1202-1204): Venice Doge Enrico Dandolo and the Venetian fleet approaching Constantinople during
ELD4850156 Fourth Crusade (1202-1204): Venice Doge Enrico Dandolo and the Venetian fleet approaching Constantinople during the siege of the city in July 1203 (Fourth Crusade)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: La conquete de Constantinople par les Croises (siege de Constantinople, 1204)

La conquete de Constantinople par les Croises (siege de Constantinople, 1204)
FIA5401808 La conquete de Constantinople par les Croises (siege de Constantinople, 1204) - The Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders par Vasilios Chatzis (1870-1915), - Oil on canvas, 141x247

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Villehardouin aux pieds du doge de Venise (engraving)

Villehardouin aux pieds du doge de Venise (engraving)
7194047 Villehardouin aux pieds du doge de Venise (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Villehardouin aux pieds du doge de Venise)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Les chefs Croises et l abbe de Vaux-Cernay (engraving)

Les chefs Croises et l abbe de Vaux-Cernay (engraving)
7194049 Les chefs Croises et l abbe de Vaux-Cernay (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Les chefs Croises et l abbe de Vaux-Cernay)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: La flotte des Croises devant Constantinople (engraving)

La flotte des Croises devant Constantinople (engraving)
7194050 La flotte des Croises devant Constantinople (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: La flotte des Croises devant Constantinople)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Doge of Venice entering the Golden Horn, Constantinople (chromolitho)

Doge of Venice entering the Golden Horn, Constantinople (chromolitho)
7157065 Doge of Venice entering the Golden Horn, Constantinople (chromolitho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Enrico Dandolo, Doge of Venice)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Prise de Constantinople par les Croises (engraving)

Prise de Constantinople par les Croises (engraving)
7194052 Prise de Constantinople par les Croises (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Prise de Constantinople par les Croises)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (engraving)

Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (engraving)
3647799 Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (1172-c1205)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Portrait of Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150-1228), French historian and knight

Portrait of Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150-1228), French historian and knight
XEE556115 Portrait of Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150-1228), French historian and knight. by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: MS Fr 9081 f. 99v Historiated initial R depicting the King Baldwin I of Flanders

MS Fr 9081 f. 99v Historiated initial R depicting the King Baldwin I of Flanders
XIR58535 MS Fr 9081 f.99v Historiated initial R depicting the King Baldwin I of Flanders (1171-1205) being Crowned as the Latin Emperor in 1204

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Pavement of St. John the Evangelist, detail of five crusaders, 1213 (mosaic)

Pavement of St. John the Evangelist, detail of five crusaders, 1213 (mosaic)
XIR217193 Pavement of St. John the Evangelist, detail of five crusaders, 1213 (mosaic) by Byzantine, (13th century); Basilica San Giovanni Evangelista, Ravenna, Italy; out of copyright

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Coronation of Baldwin I as Latin Emperor in Costantinople, 1204 (engraving)

Coronation of Baldwin I as Latin Emperor in Costantinople, 1204 (engraving)
3647796 Coronation of Baldwin I as Latin Emperor in Costantinople, 1204 (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Relief depicting the Siege of Carcassonne by Simon de Montfort (c

Relief depicting the Siege of Carcassonne by Simon de Montfort (c
XIR161031 Relief depicting the Siege of Carcassonne by Simon de Montfort (c.1160-1218) in 1209 (stone) by French School, (13th century); Cathedrale Saint-Nazaire, Carcassonne

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Capture of Constantinople, Fourth Crusade, 1204 (engraving)

Capture of Constantinople, Fourth Crusade, 1204 (engraving)
3647797 Capture of Constantinople, Fourth Crusade, 1204 (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Capture of Constantinople, Fourth Crusade, 1204)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Crusaders attacking Constantinople on the Fourth Crusade, 1203 (engraving)

Crusaders attacking Constantinople on the Fourth Crusade, 1203 (engraving)
3647277 Crusaders attacking Constantinople on the Fourth Crusade, 1203 (engraving) by Sanesi, Niccolo (1818-89); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Portrait of Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150-1228), French historian and knight

Portrait of Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150-1228), French historian and knight
XEE556121 Portrait of Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150-1228), French historian and knight. by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: The Blind Doge Dandolo of Venice heading the Fourth Crusade (engraving)

The Blind Doge Dandolo of Venice heading the Fourth Crusade (engraving)
970997 The Blind Doge Dandolo of Venice heading the Fourth Crusade (engraving) by American School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Geoffrey of Villehardouin, French soldier and historian (chromolitho)

Geoffrey of Villehardouin, French soldier and historian (chromolitho)
973966 Geoffrey of Villehardouin, French soldier and historian (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1160-c1213)

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Crusaders Entering Constantinople, 1840, (1935). Creator: WF Mansell

Crusaders Entering Constantinople, 1840, (1935). Creator: WF Mansell
Crusaders Entering Constantinople, 1840, (1935). An episode of the Fourth Crusade, in which the Crusaders abandoned their plan to invade Muslim Egypt and Jerusalem

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: The Entry of the Crusaders Into Constantinople, 1840, (1911). Artist: Eugene Delacroix

The Entry of the Crusaders Into Constantinople, 1840, (1911). Artist: Eugene Delacroix
The Entry of the Crusaders Into Constantinople, 1840. This painting depicts an episode of the Fourth Crusade, in which the Crusaders abandoned their plan to invade Muslim Egypt and Jerusalem

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Sack Golden Horn Storming Constantinople Venetians

Sack Golden Horn Storming Constantinople Venetians
The sack of Constantinople by crusaders and Venetians during the Fourth Crusade in 1204. A strong north wind helped the Venetian ships near the Golden Horn to come close to the city wall

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Entry of Crusaders into Constantinople, 1840, (c1915). Artist: Eugene Delacroix

Entry of Crusaders into Constantinople, 1840, (c1915). Artist: Eugene Delacroix
Entry of Crusaders into Constantinople, 1840, (c1915). Held by the Musee du Louvre, Paris. From International Art: Past and Present by Alfred Yockney. [Virtue & Company, London, c1915]

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: The Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople. Artist: Delacroix, Eugene (1798-1863)

The Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople. Artist: Delacroix, Eugene (1798-1863)
The Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Start to the Fourth Crusade. Miniature from the Historia by William of Tyre, 1460s

Start to the Fourth Crusade. Miniature from the Historia by William of Tyre, 1460s. Artist: Anonymous
Start to the Fourth Crusade. Miniature from the Historia by William of Tyre, 1460s. Found in the collection of the Bibliotheque de Geneve

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Clash of the army of the barons and the Saracens. Miniature from the Historia by William of Tyre

Clash of the army of the barons and the Saracens. Miniature from the Historia by William of Tyre, 1460s. Found in the collection of the Bibliotheque de Geneve

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: The capture of Constantinople by land and sea in 1204. Miniature from the Historia by William of

The capture of Constantinople by land and sea in 1204. Miniature from the Historia by William of Tyre, 1460s. Found in the collection of the Bibliotheque de Geneve

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Depiction of the sack of Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade, 13th century

Depiction of the sack of Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade, 13th century
Near-contemporary mosaic of the sack of Constantinople during the fourth crusade, in the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista in Ravenna, 13th century

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Mosaic of Frankish soldiers of the fourth crusade, 13th century

Mosaic of Frankish soldiers of the fourth crusade, 13th century
Near-contemporary mosaic of Frankish soldiers of the fourth crusade which sacked Constantinople, in the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, 13th century

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Mosaic of a crusader from the fourth Crusade, 13th century

Mosaic of a crusader from the fourth Crusade, 13th century
Mosaic in the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, depicting a crusader from the fourth crusade which sacked Constantinople, 13th century

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople in 1204, illustration from Bibliotheque

Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople in 1204, illustration from Bibliotheque
KW219431 Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople in 1204, illustration from Bibliotheque des Croisades by J-F. Michaud, 1877 (litho) by Dore

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Enrico Dandolo (c. 1107-1205) (engraving) (b / w photo)

Enrico Dandolo (c. 1107-1205) (engraving) (b / w photo)
XIR200377 Enrico Dandolo (c.1107-1205) (engraving) (b/w photo) by French School, (16th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: Pavement of St. John the Evangelist, detail of the Siege of Constantinople in June 1204

Pavement of St. John the Evangelist, detail of the Siege of Constantinople in June 1204
XIR188829 Pavement of St. John the Evangelist, detail of the Siege of Constantinople in June 1204, 1213 (mosaic) by Byzantine, (13th century); Basilica San Giovanni Evangelista, Ravenna

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: The Conquest of Constantinople by the Venetians in the year 1204, 1598-1605 (ink

The Conquest of Constantinople by the Venetians in the year 1204, 1598-1605 (ink
XKH155161 The Conquest of Constantinople by the Venetians in the year 1204, 1598-1605 (ink and tempera on brown paper) by Tintoretto, Domenico Robusti (1560-1635); 40.8x46.5 cm; Hamburger Kunsthalle

Background imageFourth Crusade Collection: The Crusaders entry into Constantinople, 12th April 1204, 1840 (oil on canvas)

The Crusaders entry into Constantinople, 12th April 1204, 1840 (oil on canvas)
XIR18915 The Crusaders entry into Constantinople, 12th April 1204, 1840 (oil on canvas) by Delacroix, Ferdinand Victor Eugene (1798-1863); 411x497 cm; Louvre, Paris



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"The Fourth Crusade: Conquest, Chaos, and Controversy" The artwork of Chatzis, Delacroix, and Tintoretto vividly depict the tumultuous events surrounding the Fourth Crusade. In 1204, Constantinople fell to the crusaders in a shocking turn of events that would forever stain their legacy. As depicted by Chatzis and Delacroix, the entry of the crusaders into Constantinople was a momentous occasion filled with anticipation and triumph. However, this victory came at a great cost. The city suffered immense looting and destruction as seen in Moreau's engraving. The once-great Byzantine Empire was left devastated. The strategic nature of these crusades is evident in the Christian army's presence in Lebanon. Their aim was to secure control over key territories for their cause. Similarly, captured knights like those shown in Cairo faced uncertain fates as prisoners of war. Baudouin I played a significant role in this crusade; his portrait showcases his transformation from Baudouin IX of Flanders to Emperor of Constantinople through participation in the Fourth Crusade. His reign marked an era fraught with controversy due to its unconventional origins. One cannot overlook the conversion of captured peasants by knightly forces during this time—a testament to both religious fervor and forced assimilation. In contrast to Alfonso VIII's successful subjugation depicted on glazed ceramic tiles capturing Cuenca's fall years prior (1177), the conquest of Constantinople brought chaos rather than stability—highlighted by Robusti's painting showing scenes of looting after capture. The Fourth Crusade remains one shrouded in historical debate—its consequences far-reaching yet controversial even today.