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Paolo Uccello. Battle of San Romano. c.1454-57. Left panel. Tempera on wood. National Gallery, London, UK. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Paolo Uccello. Battle of San Romano.
Battle of San Romano took place on June 1, 1432. The left-hand scene (in London) shows the heroic resistance of the Florentine commander, Niccolò da Tolentino, to the Sienese attack. In the middle scene (Uffizzi Gallery) the Sienese commander is unhorsed. The right-hand scene (in the Louvre) shows the Florentines relieved and the Sienese routed by a counterattack across the river Arno. The Battle of San Romano paintings were commissioned by the Medici and originally hung in their palazzo in Florence.
See: Paolo Uccello. Battle of San Romano. Battle of San Romano.

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