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The Resurrection by Piero della Francesca c. 1460. The painting is to be found at the Museo Civicao in San Sepolcro, della Francesca’s home town.
During World War II, the city of San Sepolcro was to be bombed, which would have destroyed the painting. The pilot of the bomber, a certain Captain Clarke, had read that The Resurrection was the greatest painting in the world. He remembered that the painting was held in San Sepolcro and ordered his men to stop the bombing, so the town and the painting were saved. Captain Clarke was regarded as a hero, and the citizens of San Sepolcro named a street after him as a sign of their gratitude.
(Information from www.wikipaintings.org)


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