Der Gonzaga-Zyklus, Federico I. Gonzaga entsetzt die Stadt Legnano

Der Gonzaga-Zyklus, Federico I. Gonzaga entsetzt die Stadt Legnano

More about this artwork
Shortly after Federico Gonzaga took over the office of captain general of the Milanese troops in 1478 from his father Ludovico, papal troops besieged the town of Legnano that was on Milanese territory. However, when Federico marched towards them, they withdrew without a fight. This dramatic battle scene is, therefore, purely fictional. Originally the equestrian figure in the middle of the picture was the field commander. At the client’s request, Tintoretto later added the protagonist’s physiognomy to the belligerent mounted figure in the foreground.
Displayed
AP OG Saal V
Inventory Number
7307
Birth year of the artist
1519
Year the artist deceased
1594
Dimensions of the object
262 x 421,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
Aus Schloss Schleißheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti), Der Gonzaga-Zyklus, Federico I. Gonzaga entsetzt die Stadt Legnano, um 1578/79, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A0GOlwR4dp (Last updated on 10.08.2022)

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