'Hesperides' by Basinio de' Basini of Parma


Country or nationality of origin: Italian
Place of origin: Rimini
Date: 1457-1468
Sigismondo in the Elysian fields: On top, like Hercules, with club raised over mythical beast chained to cub, before flames rising from the Underworld. Below, a group of soldiers in full armour, then Sigismondo with bow, arrow and sling, leaves a group of men and women. On left, two women and two girls seated in a grove; on right, three men stand in conversation.

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