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Sandro Botticelli: Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist, ca.1470-75


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Sandro Botticelli

[Italian Early Renaissance Painter, ca.1445-1510]

• Also known as:  Alessandro Filipepi
• Relationships: Studied under Fra Filippo Lippi and Antonio Pollaiolo.
Botticelli's studio assistants included Jacopo del Sellaio.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
The Descent of the Holy Ghost

Notable SiteSandro Botticelli at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
The Resurrected Christ, ca.1480

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
Virgin and Child

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
St Jerome, 1498-1505
St Dominic, 1498-1505

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
3 paintings online in high resolution

Notable SiteLiechtenstein Museum, Vienna
Madonna with Child and Two Angels, ca.1490 (Zoom)

Notable SiteSandro Botticelli at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman, ca.1483-85

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
The Adoration of the Christ Child, ca.1500

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Ideal Portrait of a Woman

Notable SiteVatican Museums, Vatican City
Paintings on the north and south walls of the Sistine Chapel

Akademie der Bildenden Künst, Vienna (in German)  

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
Madonna Adoring the Child with Five Angels, ca.1485-90

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Greenville, South Carolina

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
The Nativity

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
5 works by or related to the artist

Drawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

Glasgow Museums, Scotland
The Annunciation

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
Annunciation, 1490s

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)  
(If the image is not clickable, click "Agrandir l'image" to enlarge the image)

Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
Madonna con Bambino e angeli, 1455-60

Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

National Museum in Warsaw, Poland (in Polish)  
See the FIRST Flash presentation on the page: rollover + scroll thumbnails

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
The Adoration of the Child, ca.1500

Palais Fesch Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France (in French)  

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
The Annunciation, 1490

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
La lamentation (Pieta)

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

The Faringdon Collection at Buscot Park, Oxfordshire, UK
The Holy Family with the Infant St John the Baptist

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK
Portrait of a Lady, known as Smeralda Bandinelli, 1470s

Virtual Uffizi

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
3 works online when last checked

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
8 works online

Notable SiteSandro Botticelli at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteSandro Botticelli at The Artchive  

Notable SiteSandro Botticelli at The Athenaeum  
111 works online by Botticelli

Notable SiteSandro Botticelli in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteSandro Botticelli in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

1200 Years of Italian Sculpture (mostly in Italian)  
In-depth analysis of La Primavera

Aiwaz Panopticon

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Sandro Botticelli at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

University of Leipzig, Germany  

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Google Images: "Sandro Botticelli"      
Bing Images: "Sandro Botticelli"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
California Literary Review
St. Augustine in His Studio, ca.1480

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation
Analysis of The Birth of Venus

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

The Annunciation

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Sandro Botticelli  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists
Biography of the artist. Detailed, but Vasari's anecdotes are sometimes inaccurate.

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Vicious circles", 2001 review by Adrian Searle

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Portrait of a Young Man, ca.1480-85

The London Evening Standard
"Divine inspiration for Botticelli", 2001 article by Brian Sewell

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Botticelli (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

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Sandro Botticelli 1444/45-1510

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Sandro Botticelli: The Picture Cycle for Dante's Divine Comedy

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Botticelli: Images of Love and Spring

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