(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)

Three Angels

Pen with brown shading on pink prepared paper, 100 x 235 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

It is known that Botticelli made a collection of drawings of his compositions and figures, so as to have a stock of motifs for his later pictorial creations. However, it has proved impossible to directly link the drawing illustrated here to any of his paintings.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 4 minutes):
César Franck: Panis angelicus