Portrait of a Young Man, possibly Giuliano de' Medici
Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi), Italian (active Florence and Rome), 1445 - 1510
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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