Sandro Botticelli And Simonetta Vespucci In Renaissance Florence, Italy
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
The details of Simonetta Vespucci's life have been obscured in many respects by a litany of romantic works in the years after her very untimely death at age 23. She was revered by Florentines after she wed a member of the Vespucci family and relocated south of her home in Genoa. Numerous men idolized her including the Medici brothers and the artist who painted her most notably, Sandro Botticelli.