Lecture or talk Adults

In Focus: The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child by Botticelli

  • Tuesday 4 December, 12:45-1:15pm
FREE

About

Botticelli’s mastery of graceful line and lyrical mood characterise this exquisite devotional work and contribute to its enduring appeal. Art historian Ailsa Turner discusses the painting’s distinctive elements and how it reflects Botticelli’s significant contribution to Florentine Renaissance art.

Sandro Botticelli The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child About 1485
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Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.

During the period 12-24 November there will be no disabled access to rooms 17 and 18. Find out more.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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