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Petrucci

The Petrucci were a powerful Sienese family. Pandolfo Petrucci (1451 - 1512), known as il Magnifico, commissioned the decoration of a room in his palace in the city, the work on which is thought to have taken place in about 1509.

Two paintings by Signorelli ('The Triumph of Chastity: Love Disarmed and Bound' and 'Penelope with the Suitors') and one by Pintoricchio ('Coriolanus persuaded by his Family to spare Rome') now in the National Gallery originally formed part of this decorative scheme; all three were originally frescoes which have now been transferred to canvas.

Some of the lavishly decorated majolica tiles from the Petrucci Palace in Siena can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

 
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