Sea battle between Florentines and Pisans

Giorgio Vasari1563/1565

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

The painting shows an episode of the war against Pisa, happened during the spring of 1509, when the Florentine fleet attacks some Pisan brigantines filled with wheat to help the besieged city. The Florentine intervention, along the shores and by sea, occurs at the mouth of the river Arno. In the foreground, Neptune with the triton. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Sea battle between Florentines and Pisans
  • 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: Battaglia navale tra Fiorentini e Pisani
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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