(b. ca. 1486, Castel Monaperto, d. 1551, Siena)

Zeuxis and the Maidens of Croton

Palazzo Venturi, Siena

The most important of the thematic cycle is the historical one, to which the two ceiling paintings also belong. Each of these paintings has an explanatory inscription which identifies the event depicted and also makes it clear that they are moral examples. The source for these scenes is a compendium of Valerius Maximus, "Factorum and dictorum memorabilium libri."

The picture shows one of the two central pictures on the ceiling depicting Zeuxis and the Maidens of Croton.