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Sandro Botticelli

male / Italian
Qualifications
fresco painter, painter, draftsman
Botticelli also made designs for casoni.
Nationality/school
Italian
Born
Florence 1444-03-01/1445-03-01
Deceased
Florence 1510-05-17
date of burial
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1460 - 1510
Active in
  • Florence 1469 - 1481
  • Pisa 1475
    never finished frescoes at the Campo Santo
  • Rome 1481 - 1482
    together with Domenico Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli and Pietro Perugino, taken by Pope Sixtus IV to Rome for the decoration of the Sistine Chapel
  • Florence 1482 - 1490
  • Volterra 1483
    ca.
  • Mantua 1502
  • Florence 1503 - 1510
born in
active in
died in
Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
allegory, history (as a genre), mythology, portrait, Christian religious scene
Comment
Botticelli illustrated Dante's'Divina Commedia' for Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de' Medici. The first edition from 1481 with copper engravings, the later copy was provided with approximately one hundred pen drawings on parchment.
In terms of iconography, Botticelli has been influenced by the neo-Platonic teachings of the philosopher Marsilio Ficino since the 1480s
Creation date: 1991-11-21; Last modified date: 2020-08-09

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