When one's eye lighted on a chest or settle, one could smell the stale incense in a Sienese or Pisan sacristy.
The family of Tolomei was among the noblest of the Sienese aristocracy.
The assertion that he accompanied Pinturicchio to Siena seems a mere invention of Sienese municipal vanity.
The beauty of the Sienese contado is clearly on the sandstone, not upon the clay.
Orvieto was another place where tarsia work was made at an early date, but the craftsmen were all Sienese.
This may possibly have been done when Montepulciano was dismantled by the Sienese in 1232.
The moving spirit of this period, the true founder of the Sienese school, is Duccio di Buoninsegna.
I am only sorry he will not come in time to save Orvieto from the Sienese.
It is the everlasting work of Jacopo della Quercia, the Sienese.
If d'Ucello was involved in fighting the Sienese, what might that mean for Daoud?