Magnificat Madonna

Author:     Painted in: Florence 1445-1510    Framework: Tempera on wood, diam. 118    Located in: Botticelli Room

Painted sometime between 1481 and 1485, the painting gets its title from the book open at the page of the "Magnificat". At the Uffizi since 1815.


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In the Biography of Botticelli, written by Giorgio Vasari for The Lives of the Artists, it begins, “In the time of Lorenzo de’Medici, ‘Il Magnifico’, a truly golden age for men of talent, there...Read more