Fresco cycle in the Palazzo Venturi, Siena (1519-23)
by Domenico BECCAFUMI

The Palazzo Venturi (later Palazzo Agostini then Palazzo Casini-Casuccini, now Palazzo Bindi Sergardi) is a palace in the Via dei Pellegrini, just a few steps from the Campo in Siena. Beccafumi painted here, on the ceiling in a room on the second floor, a fresco cycle with eight scenes of exemplary deeds of ancient heroes, ten medallions with scenes from ancient mythology and history, as well as twenty famous women of antiquity. The room now belongs to a private apartment.

The commission came from a member of the Venturi family. It is not clear whether Beccafumi was originally supposed to paint the walls, or at least the lunettes, in addition to the ceiling frescoes visible today. Vasari, who was the first to describe and praise the frescoes in his Vite (1550), named Marcello Agostini as the owner of the palace.

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View of the ceiling vault
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


View of one of the short sides of the vault
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


View of one of the long sides of the vault
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


View of one of the long sides of the vault
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


The Continence of Scipio
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


Zeuxis and the Maidens of Croton
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


The Oath of Attilius Regulus
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


Judgment of Zaleukos
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


Scipio Appeals to the Honour of his Soldiers
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


Steadfastness of the Macedonian Boy
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


The Flight of Aeneas
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena


Hermathena
1519-23
Fresco
Palazzo Venturi, Siena



Paintings by Domenico Beccafumi
| Frescoes in Palazzo Venturi | Various paintings |



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