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Bermejo's masterpiece, 'Saint Michael Triumphs over the Devil', is widely considered the most important early Spanish painting in Britain.

It portrays Saint Michael defeating the devil, a scene taken from the Book of Revelation which became a popular subject in art from the Middle Ages onwards. 

Image: Bartolomé Bermejo, 'Saint Michael Triumphs over the Devil', 1468

Bermejo's earliest documented painting; it is a tall panel, roughly six feet high, and painted in astonishing detail. Recently restored, the painting reveals the extent of Bermejo's technical skill and mastery of the oil painting technique that had been perfected in the Netherlands. 

Discover some of the details in the painting, and click to expand: 

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