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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

International

Gothic

style.

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