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

No. 5: Enea Silvio Piccolomini Presents Frederick III to Eleonora of Portugal

Piccolomini Library, Duomo, Siena

The narrow north wall of the library contains two scenes, the fifth and the sixth of the cycle. Enea Silvio was named bishop of Siena in September 1450, and in that new capacity, having arranged the marriage of Frederick III and Eleonora of Portugal, he introduced the two parties to each other in Siena in February 1452. This event is the subject of the fifth scene.

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