Saint Michael

On 4 October 1454 Piero was contracted to paint the high altarpiece of S. Agostino in Sansepolcro. It was apparently completed by 14 November 1469.

On pictorial grounds the following panels, placed from left to right, are associated with it: 'Saint Augustine' (Lisbon); this 'Saint Michael'; a missing central panel, perhaps of the Virgin and Child enthroned; an 'Unidentified Saint' (Frick collection, New York); and 'Saint Nicholas of Tolentino' (Poldi-Pezzoli Museum, Milan).

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1415/20 - 1492
Full title
Saint Michael
Date made
completed 1469
Medium and support
Oil on poplar
133 x 59.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1867
Inventory number
Location in Gallery