This fragment would probably have been tipped considerably to the left originally. The subject of the fresco from which this it comes remains unidentified.

It was formerly attributed to Sassetta and to Sano di Pietro (1405 - 1481), both of whom were active in Siena, but it may perhaps have come from Florence.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Heads of Angels
Date made
probably about 1450
Medium and support
Fragments of fresco set into plaster of Paris
Dimensions
29 x 41 cm
Acquisition credit
Henry Vaughan Bequest, 1900
Inventory number
NG1842
Location in Gallery