Venus and the Three Graces offering Presents to a Young Girl by Sandro Botticelli was created in ca. 1475 – 1500. The painting is in Museu du Louvre, Paris. The size of the work is 211 x 283 cm and is made as an fresco (buon fresco) on plaster.
These frescoes decorated both (R.F. 322), as well as a third (remained in place in a very deficient and destroyed state) the walls of a room on the first floor of Villa Lemmi (Chiasso dei Macerelli near Florence), property between 1469 and 1541 of the Tornabuoni family. The interpretation of the two scenes is much discussed as the identification of the two young men who would be, for the most part specialists, Lorenzo Tornabuoni and Giovanna degli Albizzi, married in 1486, but for others, Lorenzo Tornabuoni and his second wife Ginevra Gianfiliazzi (Fahy, written comm., 2003) or Matteo di Andrea Albizzi and Nanna di Niccolò Tornabuoni, married in 1484 (Ettlinger, Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, 1976/3).
About the Artist: Italian painter of the Early Renaissance Sandro Botticelli was born the city of Florence. From around 1461 or 1462 Botticelli was apprenticed to Fra Filippo Lippi. In 1472 Botticelli took on his first apprentice, the young Filippino Lippi, son of his master. Botticelli and Filippino’s works from these years, including many Madonna and Child paintings, are often difficult to distinguish from one another… Read more
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