(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)
Adoration of the Magic. 1500
Tempera on panel, 108 x 173 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
This is a late painting by Botticelli which shows the influence of Leonardo's unfinished work of the same subject. In the asymmetry and sweeping quality of this impassioned work, appropriately left unfinished, it appears that Botticelli was the only Florentine artist older than Leonardo to appreciate the potential force of his example and attempt with some effort to equal it.