Sandro Botticelli 028



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Young man (Lorenzo Tornabuoni ?) before the Seven liberal arts.


This fresco, along with RF 321 was discovered at Villa Lemmi, near Florence in 1873. They could have been commisssionned for the marriage of Nanna di Niccolò Tornabuoni and Matteo di Andrea Albizzi. The young man on the painting, who may be the groom, is introduced to the Seven liberal arts by Venus (or Minerva)[1].


circa 1484(1484)




Height: 238 cm (93.7 in). Width: 284 cm (111.8 in).

Denon, 1st floor, room 1

Accession number

RF 322 see on "Atlas"

Object history

Unknown date: commissioned by Nanna di Niccolò Tornabuoni and Matteo di Andrea Albizzi, Villa Lemmi near Florence (?)
by 1873(1873): in situ, Villa Lemmi near Florence
1882(1882): purchased by the Louvre Museum, Paris

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This object is indexed in Joconde, database of the collections of the state museums of France by the French Ministry of Culture, under the reference 000PE024715.
Public domain The work of art depicted in this image and the reproduction thereof are in the public domain worldwide. The reproduction is part of a collection of reproductions compiled by The Yorck Project. The compilation copyright is held by Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.


  1. ? Les fresques de Botticelli pour la villa Lemmi, pdf number 19306 on the Louvre's Atlas database.

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