Property from an Important Private Collection
Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli
Florence 1444/5 – 1510
Portrait of a young man holding a roundel
inscribed on the reverse, center: 404 (a number from an as yet unidentified inventory, possibly from the 17th or 18th century); on a label, top center: D'Alessandro Botti/ cello Fiorentino.; upper right corner and lower center: 12./ di Sandro/ Botticello/ BORN AT FLORENCE IN 1437./ DIED IN 1515; and faintly inscribed near the center of the lower edge: 1[??]6
tempera on poplar panel
23 by 15 ½ in.; 58.4 by 39.4 cm.