Portrait of a Young Man, possibly Giuliano de' Medici

Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi), Italian (active Florence and Rome), 1445 - 1510

Geography:
Made in Italy, Europe

Date:
1465-1470

Medium:
Tempera on panel

Dimensions:
19 1/16 x 12 7/8inches (48.4 x 32.7cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 209, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 50

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
Images of handsome young Florentine men, particularly those popularized by Botticelli and his school, projected an image of a city full of youthful energy. This portrait may represent Giuliano de’ Medici, who was assassinated in 1478 in a conspiracy against the Medici family and their governance of Florence.


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