(b. ca. 1454, Perugia, d. 1513, Siena)
Entrance to the Piccolomini Library1502-08
The picture shows the entrance to the Piccolomini Library in the left aisle of the cathedral in Siena. The monumental fresco above the richly carved classical façade depicts the coronation of the library's donor, Francesco Todeschini-Piccolomini, as Pope Pius III. In the lunette above the portal the donor's coat of arms as cardinal, in the right-hand lunette the papal coat of arms of his uncle Pius II can be seen.