FRANCESCO DI GIORGIO MARTINI
(b. 1439, Siena, d. 1502, Siena)
The Coronation of the Virgin (detail)1472-73
Tempera on wood
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena
The altarpiece depicting the Coronation of the Virgin was painted for the Chapel of Sts Sebastian and Catherine of Siena at Monte Oliveto, hence the prominence of those two in the lowest zone of the picture.