"She looked like a boy in her sailing kit, a boy with a face like a Botticelli angel."
'Mary with the Child and Singing Angels'
Public Domain'Mary with the Child and Singing Angels' - Credit: Sandro Botticelli

 Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) was an Early Renaissance Italian painter belonging to the Florentine School. He is particularly well known for two works: The Birth of Venus and Primavera (Allegory of Spring).

The faces of Botticelli angels (both male and female) are characterised by a chiselled purity. In the 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, there is an exceptionally evocative scene where Miranda, one of the main characters, is compared by her teacher to a Botticelli Angel.

'Virgin and Child with Six Angels and the Baptist'
Public Domain'Virgin and Child with Six Angels and the Baptist' - Credit: Sandro Botticelli