(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)

The Liberation of St Peter (detail)

Fresco, width of detail: 215 cm
Stanza di Eliodoro, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

The story in this fresco is broken down into three distinct episodes, taken from the Acts of the Apostles. The first (at left) shows the dismay of the guards: a soldier - whose armor reflects the light of the moon asks his sleepy and bewildered comrades what is going on.