(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)
The Fire in the Borgo (detail)1514
Stanza dell'Incendio di Borgo, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican
The group in the left foreground, for example (made up of an old man on the shoulders of a young man, and a child), may be drawn from the episode of the Aeneid in which Aeneas escapes with his father, Anchises and his son, Ascanius. The nude descending from the wall at left recalls the heroic figures of Michelangelo.