Olga's Gallery

Alessandro Botticelli

Portrait of Giuliano de' Medici.

c.1476-1477. Tempera on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Read Note.

Alessandro Botticelli. Portrait of Giuliano de' Medici.

Giuliano de' Medici (1453-1478), brother of Lorenzo de' Medici "The Magnificent", ruler of Florence. He was killed on 26 April 1478, while mass was being conducted in the Florence Cathedral, during an attack organized by the Pazzi family, who were the Medicis' rivals for power and in the banking business