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The Birth of Venus, ca. 1486

Tempera on canvas
68 × 109 7/10 in
172.7 × 278.6 cm
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Sandro Botticelli
Italian, 1444–1510
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Born Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, Sandro Botticelli (“botticello” meaning “little barrel”) …

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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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Sandro Botticelli
Italian, 1444–1510
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Born Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, Sandro Botticelli (“botticello” meaning “little barrel”) …

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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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The Birth of Venus, ca. 1486

Tempera on canvas
68 × 109 7/10 in
172.7 × 278.6 cm
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