COURTOIS, Jacques
(b. 1621, Saint Hyppolyte, d. 1676, Roma)

The Battle of Mongiovino

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Oil on canvas, 138 x 276 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The painting is one of a series of battle pieces representing the victories of the patron, in this instance against the troops of Pope Urban VIII in 1643.

The painting is signed in the centre by the Italian name of the artist: Iacomo Cortesi.

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