'Hesperides' by Basinio de' Basini of Parma


Country or nationality of origin: Italian
Place of origin: Rimini
Date: 1457-1468
Fighting around Populonia: Tents, trumpeters, lancers, pikemen, archers with crossbows, and catapult. Sigismondo’s army breaks down the walls of the fortified town and enters Populonia by scaling ladders. In top corner, his lancers meet four galleys; horse led to galley by man on gangplank.
Initial N(EC minus interea), putto in white vine-stem border with naturalistic flowers.

See a photo of the Keep of the Castle of Populonia - Costa degli Etruschi, Piombino (Livorno)

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