Portrait of a Young Man
Portrait of a Youth
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ArtistSandro Botticelli Edit this on Wikidata
Yearc. 1483
Dimensions43.5 cm (17.1 in) × 46.2 cm (18.2 in)
LocationNational Gallery of Art
Accession No.1937.1.19 Edit this on Wikidata

Portrait of a Young Man or Portrait of a Youth, a portrait attributed to Sandro Botticelli (1446–1510),[1] is an example of Italian Renaissance painting. It was painted in the early (c. 1482/1485)[1] or late (c. 1489-1490)[2] 1480s with tempera on panel[3] and is now housed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The painting was attributed to Botticelli by art historian Bernard Berenson in 1922.[4] Features of this piece include his interesting expression and elegant hand gesture, which some have interpreted as an early depiction of juvenile arthritis[5] or Marfan syndrome.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Portrait of a Youth". National Gallery of Art. Retrieved 24 September 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Lightbown, Ronald. Sandro Botticelli. Live and Work. Abbeville Press. New York 1989. p. 211, 213
  3. ^ "Work: Portrait of a Youth".
  4. ^ Gandolfo, Giampaolo; Mellini, Gian Lorenzo; Monti, Raffaele; Pallucchini, Anna; Collobi, Licia Ragghianti; Santini, Pier Carlo (1968). National Gallery Washington (1 ed.). New York City: Newsweek,Inc. & Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. pp. 28–29.
  5. ^ Wiley Interscience
  6. ^ "Mona Lisa 'had high cholesterol'". 6 January 2010.