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This fragment comes from the border decoration of a large painting in fresco – a technique that involved painting directly onto wet plaster – which showed the fall of Lucifer, the rebel angel who was cast out of heaven. It once decorated a wall of the church of the confraternity of Sant' Angelo in Arezzo. There are two other fragments in the National Gallery’s collection.
Fresco transferred to canvas
H 55.9 x W 127 cm
Presented by Sir A.H.Layard, 1886