On 12 October 1492, Piero della Francesca died in his hometown of Borgo San Sepolcro. He was in his late seventies. A painter and theorist, Piero is known for his experiments with linear perspective and the oil medium, which both served his keen interest in naturalism. Piero also excelled as a fresco painter; his most beloved cycle adorns the cappella maggiore of the Church of San Francesco in Arezzo.

Reference: Frank Dabell and J.V. Field. “Piero della Francesca.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. .

Further reading: Piero della Francesca by Anna Maetzke (2013).

Portraits of Federico da Montefeltro and His Wife Battista Sforza, 1465-66, tempera on panel, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

View of the Cappella Maggiore and details,1452-66, fresco, San Francesco, Arezzo

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