Venus

Author:     Painted in: Florence 1459?-1537    Framework: Tempera on wood, 151x69    Located in: Botticelli Room
Venus - Lorenzo di Credi (Tempera on wood, 151x69)

Painted around 1490, it was discovered in 1869 in a storeroom in the Medici villa of Cafaggiolo. At the Uffizi since 1893.

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Credi was born in Florence, active as a painter and sculptor. He trained in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio (1435 – 1488), where he was known to have influenced a young Leonardo da Vinci...Read more


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