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the birth of venus lithograph after sandro botticelli 1925


The Birth Of Venus. Lithograph. After Sandro Botticelli. 1925.


£145 | $202 USD | €169 EUR
Item Number: SA816744
Date of manufacture: 1920
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
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'The Birth Of Venus' by Sandro Botticelli.
The Birth of Venus (Italian: Nascita di Venere) is a painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli, probably made in the mid 1480s. It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown (called Venus Anadyomene and often depicted in art). The painting is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Although the two are not a pair, the painting is inevitably discussed with Botticelli's other very large mythological painting, the Primavera, also in the Uffizi. They are among the most famous paintings in the world, and icons of the Italian Renaissance; of the two, the Birth is better known than the Primavera. As depictions of subjects from classical mythology on a very large scale they were virtually unprecedented in Western art since classical antiquity, as was the size and prominence of a nude female figure in the Birth. It used to be thought that they were both commissioned by the same member of the Medici family, but this is now uncertain. They have been endlessly analysed by art historians, with the main themes being: the emulation of ancient painters and the context of wedding celebrations (generally agreed), the influence of Renaissance Neo-Platonism (somewhat controversial), and the identity of the commissioners (not agreed). Most art historians agree, however, that the Birth does not require complex analysis to decode its meaning, in the way that the Primavera probably does. While there are subtleties in the painting, its main meaning is a straightforward, if individual, treatment of a traditional scene from Greek mythology, and its appeal is sensory and very accessible, hence its enormous popularity.
The plate is wonderfully presented in a bespoke, handmade and hand-finished ultra-premium frame set. The outer frame, is finished with a renaissance gold leaf (with a thick central gold foil). The well proportioned mount is finished with a decorative delicate gold fillet to achieve a sophisticated contrast framing for the works. A linen subframe has also been added for extra contrast. The glass is museum quality with low reflection, amazing colour intensity and high U.V. absorption to protect the work. The quality acid-free conservation materials and expert techniques used will ensure your artwork is protected for the next 100 years to come.
A timeless and effortlessly sophisticated collection of highly decorative and professionally framed fine, rare, old and vintage hand coloured lithographs, chromolithographs, lithographs and etchings.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Height = 45 cm (17.7")
Width = 39 cm (15.4")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")

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