Sandro Botticelli (1445 - 1510)
Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman (detail)
c. 1483-85 - Fresco H. 2.11 m; W. 2.83 m
Acquired in 1882
This fresco is from the Villa Lemmi, a property near Florence that belonged to the Tornabuoni family, allies of the Medici. This decorative work may have been commissioned from Botticelli to mark the marriage of a member of this influential Florentine Dynasty - could the young woman of the title be Nanna di Niccolò Tornabuoni? Escorted by the Three Graces, Venus is shown placing a gift in the cloth container held out to her by the bride-to-be.
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