Allegory of Good Government

Citation
Allegory of Good Government

Material Information

Title:
Allegory of Good Government
Alternate title:
Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government
Creator:
Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-ca. 1348 ( Artist : painter )
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Siena, Italy
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy
Style: Byzantine Style
Period: Gothic
Movement: Byzantine
Italian
Frescoes; murals;
Genre:
Painting
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

Notes

Summary:
The Allegory of the Good Goverment is situated on the smaller wall opposite to the windows. The composition is built up from three horizontal bands. In the foreground the figures of contemporary Siena are represented. Behind them, on a stage, there are allegoric figures in two groups, representing the Good Government. The two groups are connected by the procession of the councillors.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1338.
General Note:
Completion Date: 1339.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-KIF0735 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.kif0735 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Beginning Date: 1338.
Completion Date: 1339.
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Siena, Italy.
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy.
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Style: Byzantine Style.
Period: Gothic.
Movement: Byzantine.
Italian.
Frescoes; murals;
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Painting
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Det: Procession of Prominent Citizens (elected consistory)


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