Defeat of the Venetians in Casentino

Giorgio Vasari1563/1565

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

The painting shows an episode of the war against Pisa, occurred during the winter of 1498 when the Florentines forced the Venetian troops sent to help Pisa to retreat, having blocked them in Casentino by closing the passageways and moving against them with the help of the inhabitants of the area. In the foreground the Allegory of the Apennines, "filled with ice and snow". Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Defeat of the Venetians in Casentino
  • Creator Lifespan: 1511 - 1574
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Firenze
  • Creator Birth Place: Arezzo
  • Date Created: 1563/1565
  • painter: Giorgio Vasari
  • Theme: historical 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: w540 x h540 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Sconfitta dei Veneziani in Casentino
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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