Painter of Florence

User Comments:

    Name: stephanie
    Date: 2003-06-10
    Comments: I liked the painting. It's a reflection of the times when Florentine women had few rights and were subject of various sumptuary laws which curbed extravagance in clothing and accesories(jewelry included). The above painting shows her dress in sombre colors and almost no jewelry except a plain necklace and a wedding ring. Mr. Botticelli is also a chronicler of events and that painting is just one of them.

    Name: Unknown
    Date: 2003-10-11
    Comments: I love the picture. I just love its plainess of the painter's sitter. She's very modest in dress and demeanor. Botticelli has done an excellent job in depicting her.

    Name: Kimberly
    Date: 2004-09-23
    Comments: Obviously a wealthy lady had Botticelli paint this for her... It is said, if i'm not wrong, that in his early days, and after he painted the sistine chapel, that wealthy partisians would call on him to paint them.... This looks like it might have been one, and a very lucky lady indeed... to be immortalized forever by Botticelli is certainly a great thing.

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