Cortona and Montepulciano are shown in the background, while in the foreground appear the river Chiana, the god Bacchus (to recall the excellent of the wine made in that area), two figures holding the symbols of the two towns. The pastoral held by the putto above alludes to the episcopate. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Allegory of Cortona and Montepulciano
  • Date Created: 1563/1565
  • painter: Giorgio Vasari
  • Theme: allegorical subject
  • Second artist name: Jan Van der Straet (known as Giovanni Stradano)
  • Second artist death place: Firenze
  • Second artist death date: 1605
  • Second artist birth place: Bruges
  • Second artist birth date: 1523
  • Physical Dimensions: w250 x h250 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Allegoria di Cortona e Montepulciano
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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