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The picture was probably realized on behalf of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici or otherwise commissioned to be presented to him. In his villa at Castello, near Florence, the painting is documented at the half of the 16th century, as well as two other masterworks by Botticelli, the Primavera and Pallas and the Centaur (both at the Uffizi). The scene represents Venus, born of the sea, being sped by Zephir towards land, where an Hour is ready to cover her with a beautiful cloak.
Florence, Italy, Castello, Italy, Style: Italian Early Renaissance, School: Early Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Florentine, Painting;, Painting
Style: Italian Early Renaissance; School: Early Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Florentine; Painting;
Florence, Italy; Castello, Italy
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Unknown, "The Birth of Venus (detail)" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 2142.