Episode 109 - Florence: Equestrian Frescoes of John Hawkwood and Niccolò da Tolentino in Florence Cathedral


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This episode examines the two monumental equestrian frescoes by Paolo Uccello and Andrea del Castagno in Florence cathedral that represent two celebrated mercenary captains who had honorably served the Florentine Republic in the 14th and 15th centuries. These works represent two of the earliest Renaissance revivals of memorial equestrian imagery since Antiquity.

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