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"St. Augustine", Oil by Alessandro Botticelli (1445-1510, Italy)
St. Augustine is the subject of two paintings by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli. The first, executed in 1480, is in the church of Ognissanti in Florence. The other is in the Uffizi, also in Florence. It portrays Augustine of Hippo in meditation within his studio. The Coat of Arms visible in the upper part is that of the Vespucci family; it has been supposed that the picture was commissioned by Amerigo Vespucci's father.