what are sandro botticelli paintings worth
Possibly F. Bocchi, Le Bellezze della città di Fiorenza, Florence 1591, p. 182 (as Botticelli, in the collection of Baccio Valori, “Tondo molto grande, doue di mano di Sandro Botticelli è dipinta vna Madonna, che ha il puttino in collo di leggiardo colorito. È di aria nobile la Vergine, & il figliuolo altresi: & due Angeli in graziosa vista, & lieta sono di vero bellissimi, & molto rari. Due vasi di rose, le quali mostrano mirabil freschezza, accendono fi letizia chi mira, & il colorito nel tutto vago rende questa pittura nobile & rara.”);
Alessandro Di Mariano Filipepi
A portrait believed to be the last painting by Sandro Botticelli still in private hands will be for sale next month at the Frieze Masters fair in London. The painting, a portrait of the Greek-born 15th-century poet and soldier Michele Marullo Tarcaniota, has frequently been on view at the Museo Nacional del Prado over the past decade, and will be offered at the fair in a single-work booth by Trinity Fine Art, the London gallery owned by Italian dealer Carlo Orsi. The gallery has created a dedicated website to promote the work. According to a report in The Art Newspaper, the consignor is Dona Helena Cambo de Guardans, a Spanish collector, and her family; they are hopeful the work will command a price of $30 million or more.
Sandro Botticelli, Portrait of Michele Marullo, circa 1500. Courtesy Trinity Fine Art.
The oil on poplar panel depicts the Madonna holding the Christ Child and a pomegranate (a fruit packed with symbolic connotations in paintings of the period). It closely resembles the central group in a multi-figure tondo of the same name including six angels dated to c.1487, which is in the Uffizi and fully attributed to Botticelli.
The painting’s next owner was Edouard Aynard of the Château de Charnay near Lyon. Aynard, another art lover and a collector, was a banker, a deputé of the Rhone Department, president of the Museums’ acquisitions committee in Lyon and a benefactor of the city’s Musée des Beaux-Arts.
“ .. Botticelli’s painting, a depiction of the nude, exemplifies these values in which the verisimilitude and beauty of the human condition as an ideal form is achieved by the finest artists in early modern Europe. ”
“ .. Largest, most important display of Botticelli’s works in the US.. ”
Birth Place: Florence (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy)
Botticelli’s artworks are said to be set apart by his romantic displays of Greek mythology, Gothic realism, poetry, and humanists ideology. His artwork depicts clear contours, a focus on the models, graceful characters, and blended contrasts of light and shadow.. His most notable works include “The Life of Moses” and “Temptation of Christ” frescoes at the Sistine Chapel as well as the famed “La Primavera,” “Venus and Mars,” and “The Birth of Venus” paintings.