Giuliano de’ Medici (1478-1480)

Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510)

Giuliano de’ Medici
Tempera on panel, 75.5 x 52.5 cm
National Gallery of ArtWashington

Shown from the chest up, a man with pale, yellow-tinged skin is angled to our right with downcast eyes in this vertical portrait painting. He is cleanshaven with chin-length black hair. There is a deep vertical crease in the center of his forehead between dark brows. His eyes are hazel brown, and he has a long, hooked nose over slightly parted, pale pink lips. He wears a high-necked, red tunic with deep pleats down his chest. The arm closer to us has a fawn-brown sleeve. He is shown behind a narrow ledge where a brown, dove-sized bird with an ivory-white belly sits on a twig in the lower left corner. A window opening behind the man has two wooden shutters. The shutter to the right is closed, and the one to the left is pushed open so a sliver of pale sky is visible. (NGA)


Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) & Workshop
Giuliano de’ Medici



Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510)
Ritratto di Giuliano de’ Medici
Accademia CarraraBergamo



See also:

Giuliano de’ Medici (1453-1478)