Ottaviano Nelli, 1375 - 1444, is the author of this astonishing, richly decorated aedicula depicting
the Madonna with the Child, Saints and Angels in the Church
of Santa Maria Nova in Gubbio.
The architectural structure that encloses the fresco dates from the 1510.
Nelli is one of the great devotional painters of Umbria
and presumably the master of Gentile da Fabriano.
This fresco, executed in 1413, is a true example
of the "sparkling" effects of the