Portrait of a Lady known as Smeralda Bandinelli, Sandro Botticelli

Portrait of a Lady known as Smeralda Bandinelli, Sandro Botticelli

Portrait of a Lady known as Smeralda Bandinelli
Sandro Botticelli (1444-1510)
1470s
Florence
Tempera on panel
65.7 x 41 cm
Museum no. CAI.100
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

An old inscription states that this portrait shows the grandmother of the sculptor Baccio Bandinelli. Earlier Florentine portraits were in profile. The woman's three-quarter pose, with her hand on the window frame, was Botticelli's own invention