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Guidoriccio da Fogliano, l’assedio di Montemassi (The Siege of Montemassi)

  • Pittore / Painter: Simone Martini
  • Data dell’opera / Date of the work: 1328-1330 circa
  • Tipo dell’opera / Type of the work: affresco / Fresco
  • Dimensioni / Sizes: 340×968 cm (11.15x31.76 ft)
  • Collocazione / Location: Palazzo pubblico, Siena (Public Palace, Siena), Tuscany, Italy

Guidoriccio da Fogliano was a soldier of fortune. He fought for the Republic of Siena, for which he conquered a large area of Tuscany. He was also at the service of the Lords of Verona. This fresco celebrate his conquest of the city of Montemassi after a 7 months siege.

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