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 with very large margins, 335 x 230mm (13¼ x 9").
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. By Thomas Patch (1725 - 1782), a painter and engraver-etcher who settled in Florence in 1755. The image is taken from a painting by Paolo Uccello (1397 – 1475) in the Duomo at Florence.
BM: pg.471. NPG: D35622. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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