Piero della Francesca at the Hermitage

National Gallery loans painting to groundbreaking Piero della Francesca exhibition

Some of the most famous works by Piero della Francesca are frescoes so arranging an exhibition devoted entirely to him is something of a feat. But the Hermitage has done it, thanks to the kind of cultural collaboration that is so important at a time of heightened political tensions. With more than half of Piero's movable works assembled in St Petersburg, this is one to give you good reason for a winter trip to Russia's northern capital. And don't just take our word for it: both The Art Newspaper and Apollo agree. The National Gallery in London has loaned its St Michael, one of four wings from the altarpiece of St Augustine from the monastery of the same name in Piero's birthplace, Borgo San Sepolcro (now just plain Sansepolcro).

6 December 2018 to 11 March 2019.

Piero della Francesca, St Michael. The National Gallery, London