Ioannes Acutus Eques Britannicus Dux Aetatis Suae Cautissimus Et Rei Militaris Peritissimus Habitus Est Pauli Uccelli Opus 1436.
Societati Antiq. Londini Ds. David Dalrymple De Hailes. D.D.D.
Engraving, 330 x 230mm.
Sir John de Hawkwood (1320 – 1394) was an English mercenary or condottiere in 14th century Italy who in the 1390s became a commander-in-chief of the army of Florence in the war against the expansion of Gian Galeazzo Visconti of Milan. This engraving is by Thomas Patch [1725-1782] an English painter and engraver-etcher who from 1747 made a very good reputation in Rome and in 1755 settled in Florence. The image is taken from a painting by Uccello in the Duomo at Florence.
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