Rout of the Turks at Piombino

Giorgio Vasari1563/1565

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

In the night on the 12th of July 1555 a Turkish fleet, allied with the French and the Florentines rebelling against the Duke Cosimo I, attacks Piombino guarded by the ducal troops. After two hours of battling, though, the Turks are forced to retreat and go back on their ships: one can see the Turks clinging on to their boats, whereas the "Mare...che sentendo questo romore esce fuori con un ramo di corallo in mano", ("the Sea hearing such commotion appears holding a piece of coral"), shows up in the foreground. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Rout of the Turks at Piombino
  • 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: w250 x h540 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Rotta dei Turchi a Piombino
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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