Olga's Gallery

Andrea del Castagno

Farinata degli Uberti.

c. 1448. From the Cycle of Famous Men and Women. Fresco transferred to wood. 250 x 154 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note.

Andrea del Castagno. Farinata degli Uberti.

Farinata degli Uberti, a Florentine nobleman, lived in Florence in the first half of the XIII century. He became the leader of the Florentine Ghibellines, the pro-imperial party. According to Dante, Uberti alone dissuaded the members of the Ghibelline coalition from destroying the city of Florence, which they had just captured.