Frank Zöllner

Frank Zöllner is a professor of art history at Leipzig University and the author of a catalogue raisonné of Botticelli's works published in 2005 and republished in 2015.

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Botticelli: my worries about the Man of Sorrows

The painting, sold last week at Sotheby's for $45.4m, was listed among workshop and studio pictures in Ronald Lightbown’s 1978 catalogue of Botticelli’s work, before being included as an autograph work in an exhibition at Frankfurt's Städel Museum in 2009. Here, in a pair of opinion pieces, two Renaissance experts give their contrasting views on its attribution