A Naval Battle by Spinello Aretino, Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, 1406-7


A larger image of this fresco of a Naval Battle by Spinello Aretino, Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, 1406-7.

Source: rd20.it
Spinello painted this fresco in 1406-7, in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena in honour of Pope Alexander III who was Sienese. The battle (Punta San Salvatore) which it allegedly commemorates, between Papal/Venetian and Imperial forces, never actually took place. It was painted for diplomatic purposes - for the glory of the Pope.


Photo by Calvin Kramer



Back to Paintings of Italian Soldiers of the early to mid 15th Century