Guidoriccio da Fogliano at the siege of Montemassi (Detail)
Simone Martini
Guidoriccio da Fogliano
Simone Martini (Italian, Sienese, Italian Proto-Renaissance, 1280-1344): (Detail) Guidoriccio da Fogliano at the siege of Montemassi, 1330. Fresco, 340 x 968 cm. Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy.



“His equestrian portrait (1328) representing Guidoriccio da Fogliano, general of the Sienese republic, was perhaps the first Sienese work of art that did not serve a religious purpose. It was also an important precedent for the numerous equestrian portraits of the Renaissance."



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