Allegory of Cortona; to the bottom, view of Montecarlo

Giorgio Vasari1557/1558

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

In the section there is the allegory of Cortona, a work by Giorgio Vasari: the town is in the background, while in the foreground the lady, symbol of the city, receives the "crown of walls" by Duke Cosimo I de' Medici. The view below, painted by Giovanni Stradano, shows Montecarlo. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Allegory of Cortona; to the bottom, view of Montecarlo
  • Date Created: 1557/1558
  • 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: w240 x h270 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Allegoria di Cortona; in basso, vista di Montecarlo
  • Type: fresco painting
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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