Paintings of religious subject-matter (page 1)
by Sandro BOTTICELLI

Even though Botticelli's present reputation and fame are primarily based on his mythological paintings, he, like all the artists of his age, created mainly religious works. There was a considerable demand for religious paintings centering on the Madonna. Botticelli's workshop assistants carried out the less important of the numerous commissions, either following his designs or copying his own paintings. Large altar panel paintings from Botticelli's hand still exist which date from the 1480s, commissioned by private patrons or guilds. He was also in demand as painter of frescoes many of them have since been destroyed.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Adoration of the Magi
1470-75
Tempera on panel, diameter 131,5 cm
National Gallery, London

1100*1089
True Color
167 Kb



Adoration of the Magi (detail)
1470-75
Tempera on panel
National Gallery, London

1030*771
True Color
152 Kb



Adoration of the Magi
c. 1475
Tempera on panel, 111 x 134 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1200*969
True Color
199 Kb



The Adoration of the Magi (detail)
c. 1475
Tempera on panel
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

557*1000
True Color
151 Kb



The Adoration of the Magi (detail)
c. 1475
Tempera on panel
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

772*1071
True Color
133 Kb



The Adoration of the Magi (detail)
c. 1475
Tempera on panel
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

953*802
True Color
133 Kb



St Sebastian
1474
Tempera on panel, 195 x 75 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

600*1540
True Color
119 Kb



The Birth of Christ
1476-77
Fresco, 200 x 300 cm
Santa Maria Novella, Florence

1363*606
True Color
124 Kb



Madonna of the Sea
c. 1477
Tempera on wood, 40 x 28 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

800*1141
True Color
92 Kb



St Augustine
1480
Fresco, 152 x 112 cm
Ognissanti, Florence

725*1165
True Color
161 Kb



Annunciation
1481
Fresco, 243 x 550 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1600*672
True Color
213 Kb



Adoration of the Magi
1481-82
Tempera on panel, 70 x 103 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1188*779
True Color
161 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
1481
Fresco
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1000*1214
True Color
218 Kb




Summary of works by Botticelli
| early paintings | late paintings |
religious paintings | page 1 | page 2 |
| Cappella Sistina | San Barnaba | San Marco |
| allegories | Nastagio | scenic stories | portraits |
| drawings | illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy |