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Frescoes of the Piccolimini Library

fresco by Pinturicchio

made out of tempera

currently at Siena Cathedral in Siena, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

1502

Raphael goes to Siena at the invitation of another pupil of Perugino, Pinturicchio, "being a friend of Raphael and knowing him to be a draughtsman of the highest quality" to help with the cartoons, and very likely the designs, for a fresco series in the Piccolomini Library of the Duomo in Siena in Siena Cathedral.

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Pinturicchio (1454-1513), aged 48: painter
Raphael (1483-1520), aged 19: painter; architect; poet

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