The Descent of the Holy Ghost by Sandro Botticelli

An altarpiece showing the Virgin Mary standing, on a pedestal against an architectural background, in the centre of the Apostles who are grouped around her in a circle.


Oil on panel
210 x 230 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,500 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
Julius Weitzner

The Holy Ghost is in the form of a dove above her. Undergone considerable restoration. Completed by assistants.


Michele and Luigi Gamberini; Abbe Hyeres; Sir Francis Cook; Sir Herbert Cook; The Trustees of the Cook Collection.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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