Three Incidents from the Battle of San Romano
by Paolo UCCELLO

The three panels, listed in the Medici Inventory of 1492 and now in the National Gallery, London, Musée du Louvre, Paris, and Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, commemorate the celebrated Battle of San Romano in which the Florentines, under the leadership of Niccolò da Tolentino, defeated the Sienese led by Bernardino della Ciarda. They were intended as decoration for the large hall on the ground floor of the Medici Palace, called Lorenzo's room. According to the reconstruction, the London and the Florence paintings were placed on the end wall, with the Paris one on the righthand wall, at right angles to the Florence panel. The date of the panels is disputed.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 12 minutes):
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: The Battle, suite


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Niccolò da Tolentino Leads the Florentine Troops
1450s
Tempera on wood, 182 x 320 cm
National Gallery, London

1264*720
True Color
160 Kb



Niccolò da Tolentino Leads the Florentine Troops (detail)
1450s
Tempera on wood, 182 x 320 cm
National Gallery, London

900*1005
True Color
138 Kb



Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse
1450s
Tempera on wood, 182 x 220 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1260*710
True Color
149 Kb



Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse (detail)
1450s
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

652*941
True Color
112 Kb



Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse (detail)
1450s
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

829*1120
True Color
140 Kb



Bernardino della Ciarda Thrown Off His Horse (detail)
1450s
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1060*850
True Color
123 Kb



Micheletto da Cotignola Engages in Battle
1450s
Tempera on wood, 180 x 316 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1264*720
True Color
163 Kb



Micheletto da Cotignola Engages in Battle (detail)
1450s
Tempera on wood
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1066*850
True Color
178 Kb




Summary of paintings by Paolo Uccello
Green Cloister | Prato | Florence Cathedral
Battle of San Romano | Desecrated host | Various