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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Simonetta de Vespucci - portrait by Piero do Cosimo, Renaissance portrait..

First painting I ever copied - when I was 8-9 years old. Loved this painting. Can never remember the artist, so I'm posting this now. Hopefully next time I can find it.

This painting was a cover, (I believe) for one of the first Horizon magazines. Our family had a subscription. I think our dad gave me a drawing lesson about it - maybe because I was already trying it. So I know the painting but always have a hard time w the title n artist! ...Dad explained how they shaved their foreheads back then, hence a bigger forehead than normal!

I still want to find that Horizon magazine - maybe it was only an article and I imagine it as the cover?

It is in the

Musée Condé in Chantilly, France. Painted c. 1480-1490

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