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Siege of a city
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Siege of a city
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Siege of a city. Painted miniature from a luxury copy of an incunable print of Ogier le Danois, ed. Antoine Vérard, Paris 1496–1499, held at Biblioteca Nazionale, Turin, XV-V-183, fol. diii v. Illustration of a fictional reconquest of Rome from Saracen occupiers by Charlemagne ("Comment le roy charlemaigne fist armer son ost pour aller assaillir romme et comment ... la ville fut prinse...").
Date 1496
date QS:P571,+1496-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Biblioteca Nazionale di Torino
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Turin, Italia
Accession number
XV-V-183
Notes Mistakenly described as a "Scene from a battle defending Constantinople" by Bridgeman Art Library [1] and by several websites and publications following it (e.g. [2]). Also claimed to be an illustration of the 1453 Fall of Constantinople by many websites. Cf. en:Talk:Fall of Constantinople#Miniature depicting siege for discussion of provenance and topic identification.

Note that according to this [3] print, the original appearance in the Turin codex may be mirrored.
Source/Photographer Biblioteca Nacional de la Universidad de Turín

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current12:16, 9 February 2016Thumbnail for version as of 12:16, 9 February 2016940 × 697 (759 KB)Alonso de Mendoza (talk | contribs)Mayor calidad
18:08, 13 February 2005Thumbnail for version as of 18:08, 13 February 2005529 × 477 (107 KB)Muriel Gottrop~commonswiki (talk | contribs)The Siege of Constantinople. Painted in 1499. From [http://www.greece.org/Romiosini/fall.html]. {{PD-Art}}
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