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Fresco Fragments from the Palazzo Communale, Assisi


Unlike the vast majority of medieval and Renaissance paintings in our collection, these three fragments were not painted on panels or even linen supports. They are frescoes, which were painted directly onto a freshly plastered wall. They decorated the internal wall of a public building, the Palazzo del Podesta, Assisi, also more accurately known as the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, which was built between 1275 and 1288. The interiors of such buildings were often extensively decorated in the Middle Ages and these may well have formed part of the frame of some large composition.

They have recently been attributed to the so-called Master of San Crispino, who decorated the Oratorio di San Crispino at Assisi in the 1330s.