(b. ca. 1454, Perugia, d. 1513, Siena)
No. 9: The Canonization of Catherine of Siena by Pope Pius II1502-08
Piccolomini Library, Duomo, Siena
The ninth scene focuses on the canonization of Catherine of Siena in St. Peter's on June 29, 1461. It was the high point of Pius II's spiritual career. The occasion was a triumph for the Sienese, for they could now boast of a local female saint in addition to the popular Bernardino, who had been declared a saint only in 1450.