Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus

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


Additional resources:

This painting at the Uffizi

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


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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 January 18, 2021,