Portrait of a Young Man with a Medal

Author:     Painted in: Florence 1445-1510    Framework: Tempera on wood, 51.5x44    Located in: Botticelli Room

The sitter, who has been variously identified as the artist's brother or as the artist himself, holds a medal portraying Cosimo the Elder, which was coined after 1464. The portrait dates from 1474/5. At the Uffizi since 1704.


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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