Cosimo the Elder, Eugene IV, Neri Capponi, Niccolò Piccinino, Filippo Maria Visconti and Francesco Sfroza all recount stories with their portraits. Some of these paintings come from the Uffizi’s Serie Gioviana. Through captions and systems of divulgence within the designs, these portraits are often in dialogue with each other, revealing the political and military dynamics of Italy in the fifteenth century. All these paintings are connected with the artistry of the ‘Battle of Anghiari’.
The episode of the banner, made known due to copies of Leonardo Da Vinci’s work, is a representation of a historic episode considered the Florentine Republic.