Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus

Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1483–85, tempera on canvas, 68 x 109 5/8″ (172.5 x 278.5 cm) (Galeria degli Uffizi, Florence)


Additional resources:

This painting at the Uffizi

Sandro Botticelli: Master of the Florentine Renaissance on ArtUK

Jane C. Long, “Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ as Wedding Painting,” Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art, 9 (2008), pp. 1–27.

Paintings of Love and Marriage in the Italian Renaissance on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

This painting on Google Arts and Culture

Smarthistory images for teaching and learning:

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus," in Smarthistory, December 5, 2015, accessed December 6, 2023,