New Botticellis Found!
A ruined castle in Hungary isn't where you'd expect to find a fresco by an Italian Renaissance master, but it seems the Archbishop of Esztergom, Janos Vitez, requested Filippo Lippi to decorate the chapel of Esztergom Castle with murals of the four medieval virtues, and Sandro Botticelli was apprenticed to Filippo Lippi at that time. So ... could be. I've combined one of these frescoes with Botticelli's The Birth of Venus. The fresco is badly deteriorated, but notice the angle of both heads, those unrealistically long necks which anticipate Mannerism, the slope of the right shoulders (our right) and the flow of the hair. It looks good.