Botticelli's workshop

Monday 22 October, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Michelle O'Malley

Admission free, donations welcome

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.

Lunchtime talks

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

Image above: Detail from Sandro Botticelli, Mystic Nativity, 1500