Paintings in the 1430s
by Fra Filippo LIPPI

Nothing is known of Lippi's artistic origins and early style. The first information that can be offered falls into the 1430s. In 1432 Lippi probably painted a fresco in the cloister of Santa Maria del Carmine, the so-called Rules of the Carmelite Order, and in the same year he apparently left the convent permanently. A small cutdown painting of a Madonna and Child with Saints (in Empoli) has good claim to predate the Rules of the Carmelite Order and to be Lippi's. The picture is notably Masaccesque; recalling to a certain extent the central section of the Pisa Altarpiece, upon which Lippi may even have worked.

Lippi was in Padua in 1434 and perhaps earlier, where he was recorded together with Francesco Squarcione, the local painter and powerful personality. Back in Florence, he signed and dated the Tarquinia Madonna in 1437 and obtained an important commission for an altarpiece, the Madonna Enthroned with Saints for the Barbadori family chapel in Santo Spirito, which he apparently finished during the following year.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints
c. 1430
Panel, 44 x 34 cm
Museo della Collegiata, Empoli

938*1200
True Color
215 Kb



Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints (detail)
c. 1430
Panel
Museo della Collegiata, Empoli

1009*1000
True Color
198 Kb



Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints (detail)
c. 1430
Panel
Museo della Collegiata, Empoli

900*1163
True Color
187 Kb



Madonna of Humility (Trivulzio Madonna)
c. 1430
Panel
Castello Sforzesco, Milan

1401*770
True Color
153 Kb



Confirmation of the Carmelite Rule
c. 1432
Fresco
Museo di Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence

1131*900
True Color
145 Kb



Confirmation of the Carmelite Rule (detail)
c. 1432
Fresco
Museo di Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence

1140*770
True Color
152 Kb



Confirmation of the Carmelite Rule (detail)
c. 1432
Fresco
Museo di Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence

900*1065
True Color
187 Kb



Confirmation of the Carmelite Rule (detail)
c. 1432
Fresco
Museo di Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence

718*1200
True Color
174 Kb



The Penitent St Jerome with a Young Monk
1435-36
Tempera on wood, 47 x 29 cm
Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg

800*1263
True Color
209 Kb



Pietà
1435-39
Tempera on panel, 58 x 32 cm
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan

701*1249
True Color
120 Kb



Pietà
1435-39
Tempera on panel, 58 x 32 cm
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan

700*1248
True Color
190 Kb



Madonna with Child (Tarquinia Madonna)
1437
Tempera on panel, 151 x 66 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

864*1500
True Color
206 Kb



Madonna and Child Enthroned with Two Angels
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on wood transferred from wood; arched top: 123 x 63 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

770*1500
True Color
202 Kb



Madonna and Child Enthroned with Two Angels
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on wood transferred from wood; arched top: 123 x 63 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

800*1578
True Color
195 Kb



Madonna and Child Enthroned with Two Angels (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on wood transferred from wood
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1000*1167
True Color
231 Kb



The Doctors of the Church
c. 1437
Panel, 129 x 65 cm (each)
Accademina Albertina, Turin

927*983
True Color
117 Kb



Sts Augustine and Ambrose
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on wood, 129 x 65 cm
Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin

736*1450
True Color
196 Kb



Sts Gregory and Jerome
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on wood, 129 x 65 cm
Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin

727*1450
True Color
189 Kb



Triptych
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on wood
Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1400*876
True Color
239 Kb



Sts Augustine and Ambrose (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on wood
Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin

900*1050
True Color
228 Kb



Sts Gregory and Jerome (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on wood
Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin

900*1043
True Color
202 Kb



Madonna and Child with Saints, Angels, and a Donor
c. 1437
Panel, 47 x 36 cm
Collezione Vittorio Cini, Venice

800*1046
True Color
171 Kb



Annunciation
1437-39
Tempera on wood, 64 x 23 cm (each panel)
Frick Collection, New York

1000*1218
True Color
215 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
1437-39
Tempera on wood
Frick Collection, New York

900*1176
True Color
199 Kb



Man of Sorrows
-
Panel, 82 x 101 cm
Archbishop's Palace, Florence

1064*845
True Color
132 Kb



Madonna and Child with St Fredianus and St Augustine
1437-38
Panel, 208 x 244 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1178*1000
True Color
216 Kb



St Fredianus Diverts the River Serchio
c. 1438
Tempera on wood, 40 x 235 cm (three panels together)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1314*600
True Color
156 Kb



Announcement of the Death of the Virgin
c. 1438
Tempera on wood, 40 x 235 cm (three panels together)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1626*450
True Color
99 Kb



Vision of St Augustine
c. 1438
Tempera on wood, 40 x 235 cm (three panels together)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1345*600
True Color
136 Kb



The Annunciation
1435-40
Tempera on panel, 100 x 161 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1000*614
True Color
70 Kb



Madonna and Child
-
Panel, 155 x 71 cm
Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence

804*1322
True Color
156 Kb



Female Figure (Prophetess?)
1430s
Pen and ink, heightened with white gouache on blue paper, 251 x 114 mm
Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge

455*1002
True Color
84 Kb




Summary of works by Fra Filippo Lippi
Paintings
in the 1430s | in the 1440s | in the 1450s | in the 1460s
Fresco cycles
Prato Cathedral | Spoleto Cathedral