The Fresco of Guidoriccio da Fogliano in the Sala del Mappamondo, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena (c. 1330)
by SIMONE MARTINI

The end wall of the Sala del Mappamondo, opposite to the wall containing Simone's Maestŕ, is entirely covered by this fresco depicting the famous commander Guidoriccio with defeated fortresses in the background.

This painting had always been considered the greatest example of Simone's artistic excellence. However, after discovering a fresco below the equestrian figure (a very beautiful one and certainly much older), the Guidoriccio painting was re-attributed by some experts to a much later artist. The controversy that followed this re-attribution has not yet been settled.

The figures in the niches on both sides are the patron saints of Siena, painted by Sodoma, an excellent Sienese master of the sixteenth century.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
View of the Sala del Mappamondo (west wall)
c. 1330
Fresco
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

1154*1400
True Color
271 Kb



Equestrian Portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano (west wall)
c. 1330
Fresco, 340 x 968 cm
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

955*720
True Color
182 Kb



Equestrian Portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano
c. 1330
Fresco
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

1700*739
True Color
222 Kb



Equestrian Portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano
c. 1330
Fresco, 340 x 968 cm
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

1465*473
True Color
176 Kb



Equestrian Portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano (detail)
c. 1330
Fresco
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

1300*1152
True Color
250 Kb



Equestrian Portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano (detail)
c. 1330
Fresco
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

1000*1355
True Color
213 Kb



Equestrian Portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano (detail)
c. 1330
Fresco
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

817*700
True Color
112 Kb



Equestrian Portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano (detail)
c. 1330
Fresco
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

950*625
True Color
121 Kb



Equestrian Portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano (detail)
c. 1330
Fresco
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

1100*1052
True Color
227 Kb




Summary of paintings by Simone Martini
Early works | The Maestŕ | Frescoes in the Lower Church, Assisi
Guidoriccio da Fogliano | The Annunciations | Last works
Altarpieces
Altar of St Louis of Toulouse | Cambridge Altarpiece | Pisa Polyptych
Orvieto Polyptych | Agostino Novello Altarpiece | Orsini Polyptych