The Conquest of Naples by Charles of Durazzo

Master of Charles of Durazzo Italian

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Painted in Florence about 1400, this elaborately decorated front of a chest (cassone) recounts in three episodes the conquest of Naples by Charles III of Durazzo, who defeated the forces of Otto of Brunswick in 1381. At the right, the armies clash; in the center, Otto's troops (recognizable by their distinctive haircut) surrender to Charles; at the left, the victors enter the conquered city. The prominent pennants and coats of arms in the spandrels are those of the Durazzo and the kings of Hungary. For more information about this painting, visit

The Conquest of Naples by Charles of Durazzo, Master of Charles of Durazzo (Italian, Florentine, late 14th century), Tempera on wood, embossed and gilt ornament

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