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List of famous Sandro Botticelli History paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. Sandro Botticelli is revered by art enthusiasts everywhere, having created some of the most historic History paintings of all time. These popular Sandro Botticelli History paintings have sold for up to a few hundred thousand dollars, so if you want an original in your home then you better start saving. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see History paintings that Sandro Botticelli created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned Sandro Botticelli History paintings by clicking the names of the pieces. This poll features The Birth of Venus Primavera and more. This list answers the questions, "What are the most famous Sandro Botticelli History paintings?" and "What are examples of Sandro Botticelli History paintings?"
Adoration of the Magi of 1475 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous History Paintings by Sandro Botticelli
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The Adoration of the Magi is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, dating from 1475 or 1476. It is housed in the Uffizi of Florence. Botticelli was commissioned to paint at least seven versions of The Adoration of the Magi. The Adoration of the Magi theme was popular in the Renaissance Florence. The work was commissioned by Gaspare di Zanobi del Lama, a banker of humble origins and dubious morality connected to the House of Medici, for his chapel in the church of Santa Maria Novella. In the scene are present numerous characters among which are several members of the Medici family: Cosimo de' Medici, his sons Piero and Giovanni, and his grandsons Giuliano and ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Sandro Botticelli

Subject: Biblical Magi, Adoration of the Magi

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

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Cestello Annunciation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous History Paintings by Sandro Botticelli
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The Annunciation, also known as the Cestello Annunciation, is a tempera painting created in 1489 by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli. It is housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence and has been part of the collection since 1872. The picture was commissioned in May of 1489 to decorate the chapel of the Florentine monastery Cestello, which is now known as Santa Maria Maddalena de'Pazzi. The subject of the painting is the Annunciation, in which the angel Gabriel visits the Virgin Mary to tell her that she has been divinely impregnated and will bear the Christ child. Underneath the painting on its original frame are words in Latin from St. Luke's Gospel 1:35 "The Holy Ghost shall ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Sandro Botticelli

Subject: Annunciation

Genres (Art): History painting

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Lamentation over the Dead Chri... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous History Paintings by Sandro Botticelli
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The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, finished around 1490-1492. It is housed in the Alte Pinakothek, in Munich. The portrait shows the inert body of Christ surrounded by the Virgin, St. Peter and Mary Magdalene, St. John the Evangelist, St. Jerome and St. Paul. The pathetic expressions of the characters were a novelty in Botticelli's art: under the spiritual influence of Savonarola's preachings in Florence, which began around the time the work was executed, he started in fact to abandon the allegoric inspiration that had made him a favourite of the Medici court in favour of more intimate and painstaking religious reflection. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Sandro Botticelli

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

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Last Communion of Saint Jerome is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous History Paintings by Sandro Botticelli
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The Last Communion of St. Jerome is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, finished around 1494-1495. It is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. The small picture is inspired to one of the three apocryphal letters of Eusebius, according to which, before dying, St. Jerome received the Last Communion by St. Eusebius himself. The choice of this scene, far less frequent than the usual depiction of St. Jerome in his studio, has been connected to Savonarola's predication in Florence at the time the work was executed; the latter's commissioner, identified by some scholars as the rich merchant Francesco del Pugliese, would be in fact a followed of the ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Sandro Botticelli

Subject: Jerome

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Florentine School

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