Al año de la muerte de Alfonso, Lucrecia pasa a ser la administradora de la Iglesia y del Vaticano, lo que fue muy criticado dada su juventud e inexperiencia. Además, para entonces, su fama no podía ser peor y cuando se piensa en casarla nuevamente con un vástago de la familia D'Este, duques de Ferrara, de nombre Alfonso igualmente, la familia muestra su más clara negativa. No obstante, los Borgia insisten y, con su dinero y poder, obtienen finalmente su consentimiento.

Oddly one of my favorite people in history : Lucrezia Borgia, Pinturicchio, Vatican Apartments

Pinturicchio between 1502 and 1508. Detail of a fresco in the Piccolomini Library in the Duomo of Siena. The library was built by Pope Pius III in honour of his uncle, Pope Pius II (Aeneas Piccolomini) and decorated with frescoes

Pinturicchio between 1502 and Detail of a fresco in the Piccolomini Library in the Duomo of Siena. The library was built by Pope Pius III in honour of his uncle, Pope Pius II (Aeneas Piccolomini) and decorated with frescoes

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Detail - Herod's Banquet, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Start Date: Completion Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy - what is the one in the blue wearing on her head?

Lucrezia Borgia Duchessa di Ferrara Modena and Reggio daughter of Pope Alexander VI and Vanozza dei Cattanei,1492 by Pinturcchio

Lucrezia Borgia as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Pinturicchio, Sala dei Santi in the Borgia Apartments, Vatican.

Check out the doublet on the son of Bianca [Maria] or Bona [Maria] Sforza (left; the lady with the dark hair) in a kneeling position before her - mid 15th century

Check out the doublet on the son of Bianca [Maria] or Bona [Maria] Sforza (left; the lady with the dark hair) in a kneeling position before her - mid century

DOMENICO GHIRLANDAIO (1449 - 1494) - Visitation, detail - 1486/90. Fresco | Cappella Tornabuoni, Santa Maria Novella, Florence.

Ghirlandaio Visitation detail 4 Right Group, , Cappella Tornabuoni, Santa Maria Novella, Florence. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Visitation detail 4 Right Group by Ghirlandaio.

1490 Fresco from the Picccolomini Library in Sienna depicting the marriage of a Portugese princess, Eleaonra  to the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick III.  She and all her ladies wear Sayas and Mantos as well as Coffias de Tranzado

Pinturricio's Eneias Silvio Piccolomini celebrating the marriage between Frederick III and Eleanor of Portugal. AKA "Eneas Piccolomini Introducing Leonor of Portugal to Frederick III"

Tapunicorn.  La Dame a La Licorne, Le Toucher (detail)   Tapestry, wool  silk, end of 15th century   Courtesy: Reunion des musees nationeaux, Paris.

La Dame a La Licorne, Le Toucher (detail) Tapestry, wool & silk, end of century Courtesy: Reunion des musees nationeaux, Paris.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, with the Defeated Emperor (c.1482). Probably the left wing of a triptych. Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy (Netherlandish, active Bruges, active c.1470-c.1500). Oil on panel. Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, with the Defeated Emperor Probably the left wing of a triptych Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy, Netherlandish (active Bruges), active c. 1470 - c. 1500 Made in Netherlands,c.

Portrait of an Italian Woman, German Painter; active first third 16th century. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Portrait of an Italian Woman Style of Albrecht Dürer (Italian, probably century) Medium: Oil on wood Dimensions: 17 x 13 in. x cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 Accession Number:

Pinturicchio (1452 ca.-1513) - Sibilla Eritrea - 1501 - affresco - Volta Cappella Baglioni, Collegiata di Santa Maria Maggiore, Spello

Pinturicchio (1452 ca.-1513) - Sibilla Eritrea - 1501 - affresco - Volta Cappella Baglioni, Collegiata di Santa Maria Maggiore, Spello

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