(b Perugia, c.
1452; d Siena, 11 Dec 1513). Italian painter. He collaborated
with Perugino in 1481–2 in the Sistine Chapel, Rome, and quickly
established his reputation as a painter of distinctive and picturesque
decorative cycles. His most important commissions included the
decoration (1492–4) of the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican Palace,
Rome, for Pope Alexander VI and the large fresco cycle (1502–1507/8) in
the library of Siena Cathedral, depicting the Life of Aeneas Silvius
Piccolomini, for Cardinal Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini (later
Pope Pius III).
The Crucifixion with Sts Jerome and Christopher
Galleria Borghese, Rome
Adoration of the Christ Child
Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome
Death of St. Bernardine
Cappella Bufalini, Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome
The Return of Odysseus
National Gallery, London
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