Believed to be Michelangelo's first painting - done when he was 12 or 13 years old. Based on an engraving by Martin Schongauer called “St. Anthony Tormented by Demons. The painting is believed to have been created in Florence in 1488.
LUCIFER - The Devil at centre, with three faces and three pairs of wings, standing in a pool and devouring a damned soul, against dark background. Titled in top centre: "LVCIFER." Lettered extensively around image with excerpts of Dante's Divina Comedia. Engraving made by Cornelis Galle I, After Lodovico Cigoli, Belgium, 1591-1650.