Der Gonzaga-Zyklus, Federico II. Gonzaga verteidigt Pavia
Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti) (1519-1594)

Der Gonzaga-Zyklus, Federico II. Gonzaga verteidigt Pavia,

um 1579/80
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
210 x 276,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal V
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
7308
Acquisition
Aus Schloss Schleißheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti), Der Gonzaga-Zyklus, Federico II. Gonzaga verteidigt Pavia, um 1579/80, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/53470q5x9e (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
The death of Pope Leo X resulted in many papal mercenaries defecting to the French. For this reason, the French seized the opportunity to attack Pavia where Federico II Gonzaga and the remainder of the papal army had entrenched themselves. Despite heavy fighting the French were not able to take the city. This success brought the young Federico much recognition and glory. Tintoretto stages the battle like a theatrical performance. The tent on the right-hand edge of the picture frames the view of events like a curtain.

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