giulio de medici

Boticcelli’s Studio: The first visit of Simonetta presented by Giulio and Lorenzo de Medici (1922). Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (British, 1871-1945). Oil on canvas.

Boticelli’s Studio, a commission by her long time patron, Montague Rendall, a former headmaster of the Winchester College for Boys, celebrates the artist as a lynchpin of civilized society and echos the true pre-Raphaelites, such as Perugino and other early Italian artists, of whom she and Rendall were very fond.