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John Beswick Botticelli - The Birth of Venus

John Beswick

Regular price £40.00 £38.00 Sale

The Birth of Venus is a painting by Sandro Botticelli generally thought to have been painted in the mid-1480s. It has long been suggested that Botticelli was commissioned to paint the work by the Medici family of Florence, however, there are no documents associated with the painting, and its first identification with the Medici family only comes in the 1550 edition of Vasari's Lives. It depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as an adult woman, arriving at the shore. The painting is on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
23.5cm(h) x 10.5cm(w). Gift Boxed.