Frederick III Crowning Enea Silvio Piccolomini with a Laurel Wreath (detail)
Fresco by Pinturicchio, Piccolomini Library, Duomo, Siena, Italy, 1502-08



PINTURICCHIO (Bernardo di Betto)
(b. ca. 1454, Perugia, d. 1513, Siena)
No. 3: Frederick III Crowning Enea Silvio Piccolomini with a Laurel Wreath (detail)
1502-08
Fresco
Piccolomini Library, Duomo, Siena

The emperor places the wreath on the poet's head in front of an especially ornate and theatrical architectural prospect. The many figures on the pink-paved square are clustered in casual groupings.

Source: Web Gallery of Art
Enea Piccolomini Leaves for the Council of Basel, Fresco by Pinturicchio, Piccolomini Library, Duomo, Siena, Italy, 1502-08



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