Francesco Botticini


(1446 – July 22, 1498)

Style: Renaissance

Background: Francesco di Giovanni Botticini (1446 – July 22, 1498) was an Italian Early Renaissance painter. He studied under Cosimo Rosselli and Andrea del Verrocchio. He was born in Florence in 1446 and is mostly remembered for his painting entitled “Assumption of the Virgin”; he died in 1498 (some sources say 1497).

Achievements: He established his own workshop after a brief period as Neri di Bicci’s assistant; the shop was renowned for its decorative works, a few of which can be seen in the cloistered church of Empoli. Some of Botticini’s works are said to be overshadowed by his Florentine contemporaries, such as Filippino Lippi and Botticelli, who often influenced Botticini’s works.

Famous Works:

Francesco Botticini - Angels Playing The Fiddle and Pipe

Francesco Botticini – Angels Playing The Fiddle and Pipe

Francesco Botticini - Saint Sebastian

Francesco Botticini – Saint Sebastian

Francesco Botticini - The Assumption of the Virgin

Francesco Botticini – The Assumption of the Virgin

Francesco Botticini - Tobias and Three Archangels

Francesco Botticini – Tobias and Three Archangels

Francesco Botticini - Virgin and Child

Francesco Botticini – Virgin and Child