Walter Pater created a literary picture of Botticelli, who was then taken up by the Aesthetic movement.
Details of Botticelli's life are sparse, but we know that he became an apprentice when he was about 14 years old, which would indicate that he received a fuller education than did other Renaissance artists.
Some eminent scholars in the field such as Miklos Boskovits and Louis Waldman reject the frescoes' attribution to Botticelli.
In 1481, Pope Sixtus IV summoned Botticelli and other prominent Florentine and Umbrian artists to fresco the walls of the Sistine Chapel.
Influenced also by the monumentality of Masaccio's painting, it was from Lippi that Botticelli learned a more intimate and detailed manner.
In 1491 Botticelli served on a committee to decide upon a facade for the Florence Duomo.
The first nineteenth century art historian to have looked with satisfaction at Botticelli's Sistine frescoes was Alexis-Franзois Rio.
Through Rio Mrs Jameson and Sir Charles Eastlake were alerted to Botticelli, but, while works by his hand began to appear in German collections, both the Nazarenes and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood ignored him.
The figure attributed to Botticelli—the temperance—has many traits of his later works.
Botticelli was already little employed in 1502; after his death his reputation was eclipsed longer and more thoroughly than that of any other major European artist.
The quality of the scene was hailed by Vasari as one of Botticelli's pinnacles.
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