Sandro Botticelli
Italian, 1444-1510
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Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters,
Legion of Honor
2016
Botticelli Reimagined,
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
2015
The Botticelli Renaissance,
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

Born Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, Sandro Botticelli (“botticello” meaning “little barrel”) created some of the most celebrated paintings of the early Italian Renaissance, including the Primavera (ca. 1478), Venus and Mars (1485) and The Birth of Venus (ca. 1486). Under the patronage of the Medici, the most powerful …

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