Artist: Severino Baraldi
Medium: Watercolour on Board
Size: 12" x 16" (305mm x 406mm)
Date: 1980This is the original Watercolour painting by Severino Baraldi.
Bartolomeo Colleoni (inset), who died in 1478, sold the services of his mercenary band to the highest bidder. Colleoni fought for the rival cities of Venice and Milan, changing sides between the two several times. The "condottieri", the men who negotiated the price for each mercenary band, generally preferred to lead their men into battle at the head of the cavalry. This is the original artwork for illustration on p18 of Look and Learn issue no 950 (4 April 1980). An exhilarating painting.Severino Baraldi biography