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.
The Descent of the Holy Ghost by Sandro Botticelli, 15001510
© Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
- 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.