Explore the tricks and techniques used by highy sought-after painters to satisfy their clients and their buyers
Find out how Botticelli's workshop created works for two markets: bespoke work for clients who commissioned altarpieces, frescoes, and pictures for domestic use, as well as speculative work for direct sale to buyers.
Michelle O'Malley is Deputy Director and Professor of the History of Art at the Warburg Institute.
Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.
Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust