Conquest of Smyrna by Paolo Veronese, 1585
(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)
Conquest of Smyrna
Oil on canvas
Palazzo Ducale, Venice
On the ceiling decoration of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio great importance was given to the victories of the Venetian army in conquering the mainland; along the wall to the dispute between Alexander III and Frederick Barbarossa, who reached an agreement in Venice with the political mediation of Doge Sebastiano Ziani; and to the events of the Fourth Crusade, led by Doge Enrico Dandolo in the early years of the 13th century.
Veronese's Conquest of Smyrna is one of the thirty five panels on the ceiling of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio. It depicts Pietro Mocenigo leading the attack on Smyrna.
Source: Web Gallery of Art
See also Conquest of Zara by Tintoretto, Venice, 1584
Reconquest of Padua by Andrea Gritti by Palma Giovane, Venice
Other 16th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers