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Caterina Sforza

Caterina Sforza as the young wife of Girolamo Riario


 

Caterina Sforza (top right)

presumably with her mother Lucrezia Landriani and her half-brother Gian Galeazzo Maria II. (left), the young Duke of Milan


 

Caterina Sforza (right) was immortalised in this painting by the painter Sandro Botticelli (made in 1498!)


 

Caterina Sforza, 1498


 

Caterina Sforza


 

Caterina Sforza in the tradition of the Milanese dynasty as St. Catherine of Alexandria


 

Caterina Sforza in the tradition of the Milanese dynasty as St. Catherine of Alexandria with the famous Sforza Symbol, the "Sforza-Nose"


 

Caterina Sforza


 

Caterina Sforza


 

Caterina Sforza


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with the Child Jesus and six angels


 

Caterina Sforza with her youngest son as the Virgin and the Child Jesus


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza three times as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin (the upper left picture)


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with her children


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with her children


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with her children


 

Caterina Sforza or her sister Anna Maria Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin and St. Catherine of Alexandria

her third husband, Giovanni de'Medici, is depicted as Saint Sebastian (on the right side) and her youngest son Giovanni as the Child Jesus Christ; next to him we can see Botticelli, who is waving to us. Botticelli is not the painter of this holy scene, who possibly was a student of him and is the person on the far left side or the second person on the left side


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with two of her children


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with her youngest child


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with some of her children


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with some of her children


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with two of her children


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with her youngest son


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with her children


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with her youngest son


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with some of her children


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza


 

Caterina Sforza (left)

with presumably her son Ottaviano and her half-sister Stella (on the right side) – her husband Girolamo Riario is depicted as Saint Anne (this kind of representation has a long tradition in the Milanese dynasty of the Visconti-Sforza)


 

Caterina Sforza

as Goddess Venus with some symbols of her Visconti-Sforza dynasty, the roses, daisies, and the shell


 

Caterina Sforza as the Goddess Venus (Detail of the upper picture)


 

Caterina Sforza as the Goddess Venus


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as Saint Agnes


 

Caterina Sforza as the Goddess Venus


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as widow with her third husband, Giovanni de' Medici


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin (Detail)


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Roman Goddess Venus


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin


 

Caterina Sforza as the Roman Goddess Minerva (Detail)


 

Caterina Sforza as the Roman Goddess Venus (Detail)


 

Caterina Sforza


 

Caterina Sforza


 

Caterina Sforza


 

Caterina Sforza as the Roman Goddess Venus


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin grieving about the death of her Son


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with the Child and the little Saint John the Baptist


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with the Child, 1480


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with the Child, c. 1481-82


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with the Child, the little Saint John the Baptist and two angels


 

Caterina Sforza as the Virgin with the Child, the little Saint John the Baptist and two angels


 

Caterina Sforza