Madonna of the Magnificat

Sandro BotticelliAround 1483

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery
Florence, Italy

Purchased for the Uffizi in 1784, this panel portrays the Madonna in the act of writing a prayer in a book with the Child and five angels. The particular richness of the colours and the generous use of gold highlights place the date of this work after the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. This painting enjoyed enormous fame, judging by the great number of replicas which have been made of it.


  • Title: Madonna of the Magnificat
  • Creator: Botticelli Filipepi
  • Creator Death Place: Firenze (Italy)
  • Creator Birth Place: Firenze (Italy)
  • Date Created: Around 1483
  • Style: Renaissance/ Private devotional painting
  • Original Title: Madonna del Magnificat
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: Tempera on panel

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