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Paintings of Italian Soldiers of the mid to late 14th Century

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Victory of the Sienese Troops at Val di Chiana in 1363 by Lippo Vanni
also known as The Battle of Sinalunga

The Battle of Sinalunga, 1363, by Lippo Vanni



De bello civili of Lucanus, copy by Niccolò da Bologna, 1373



Scenes from the Life of St. James, Pistoia Cathedral
Panels from the side of the silver altar-piece in Pistoia Cathedral completed by Francesco di Niccolò and Leonardo di Ser Giovanni of Florence in 1376.

Altar-piece in Pistoia Cathedral by Francesco di Niccolò and Leonardo di Ser Giovanni, 1376


Scenes from the Life of St. James, by Altichiero da Zevio, 1376-79
The Battle of Clavigo

Basilica di S. Antonio (Cappella di San Giacomo), Padova



Scenes from the Passion of Christ by Andrea di Vanni
Sienna, Italy, 1380s

Scenes from the Passion of Christ by Andrea di Vanni, Sienna, 1380s



St. Benedict discovers the shield bearer of Totila,
King of the Goths, attempting to pass himself as the king
by Spinello Aretino, 1387

Spinello Aretino, byname for Spinello di Luca Spinelli; c.1336-1410. Fresco, 14th picture of a cycle with scenes from the life of St.Benedict.
Florence, San Miniato al Monte, sacristy, east wall, lower row, right.

St. Benedict discovers the shield bearer of Totila, King of the Goths, attempting to pass himself as the king, by Spinello Aretino



Villani Chronicle, 1390s
Biblioteca Apostolica, Vatican

Villani Chronicle - Conquest of Fiesole

Villani Chronicle - Conquest of Carmignano

Villani Chronicle - Battle of Montaperti


Latin Translation of Al-taghvim al-seha'at by Ibn Butlan
Tacuinum Sanitatis, Tuscany, 1390-1400



The 1381 Conquest of Naples by Charles of Durazzo,
by the Master c.1400 in Florence

Painted in Florence about 1400, this elaborately decorated front of a chest (cassone)
recounts in three episodes the conquest of Naples by Charles III of Durazzo,
who defeated the forces of Otto of Brunswick in 1381.



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