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

The Liberation of St Peter (detail)

Fresco, width of detail: 220 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 third (at right) shows the bewildered Peter led by the hand of the divine messenger: the angel leads the stunned and still-sleepy St Peter past another sleeping guard.