(b. ca. 1454, Perugia, d. 1513, Siena)

No. 10: Pope Pius II Arrives in Ancona

Piccolomini Library, Duomo, Siena

The tenth and last picture in the cycle is set in the Adriatic port of Ancona, a view of which takes up the right side of the background. On July 19, 1464 the ailing pope arrived in Ancona, where he was to await the Venetian fleet that would lead his crusade. he died there a week later. After his death the unpopular crusade was called off.