Der Gonzaga-Zyklus, Francesco II. Gonzaga kämpft in der Schlacht am Taro gegen Karl VIII. von Frankreich
Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti) (1519-1594)

Der Gonzaga-Zyklus, Francesco II. Gonzaga kämpft in der Schlacht am Taro gegen Karl VIII. von Frankreich,

um 1578/79
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
269,5 x 422 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal V
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
7309
Acquisition
Aus Schloss Schleißheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti), Der Gonzaga-Zyklus, Francesco II. Gonzaga kämpft in der Schlacht am Taro gegen Karl VIII. von Frankreich, um 1578/79, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/apG9Vjd4Zn (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
To stave off an invasion by the French troops under Charles VIII, the major powers of Europe united to form a Holy League and confronted the French army near Fornovo in 1495 while it was retreating. The battle was not won by either side but both claimed victory. Francesco II Gonzaga, as commander of the League, had shown outstanding courage. He is shown on the left of the picture giving orders to his troops. A banner with his heraldic device, the sun, pictured behind his head, gives the impression of a halo.

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