San Barnaba Altarpiece

Author:     Painted in: Florence 1445-1510    Framework: Tempera on wood, 168x280    Located in: Botticelli Room
San Barnaba Altarpiece - Sandro Filipepi called Botticelli (Tempera on wood, 168x280)

Painted for the church of San Barnaba around 1488; in 1808 transferred to the Accademia. At the Uffizi since 1919.

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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