Alessandro Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1445 - May 17, 1510) was an Italian painter of the Florentine school. His life was described in Giorgio Vasari's Vite. Born in Florence in the popular rione named Ognissanti, he was an apprentice of Andrea del Verrocchio, together with Leonardo da Vinci. This large picture by Botticelli depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore (Venus Anadyomene motif). The painting is currently in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.