Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Botticelli, Sandro
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A. Life and work

Born Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, the Italian painter and draughtsman of the early Renaissance Sandro "B." was born around 1445 at Florence, where he was buried on May 17, 1510 (cemetery of Ognisanti). He was the youngest of four sons of the bark tanner Mariano di Vanni Filipepi. The nickname B. ('Little Barrel') endures to this day. B. remained associated with his home city of Florence for his entire life. At his father's behest, and not unusually for a Florentine artist, he learned the craft of goldsmithing, then, probably around 1460, embar…

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Hinz, Berthold (Kassel), “Botticelli, Sandro”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004814>
First published online: 2015



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