Paintings in the 1440s
by Fra Filippo LIPPI

In 1442, with Medici support, Pope Eugenius IV awarded Lippi an important benefice. A large payment was made in 1447 for St Bernard's Vision of the Virgin (National Gallery, London), produced for the Palazzo della Signoria, as well as final payments for the Coronation of the Virgin, made for Sant'Ambrogio, which was commissioned in 1441.

The Annunciation in the Church of San Lorenzo is among the most successful paintings of Lippi's middle period, with a daring balance of figures, architecture, and landscape. The Annunciation appears to utilize the natural sources within the church itself, which was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.

Many critics have presumed an interlude during the late 1440s when Fra Filippo was strongly attracted to the painting of Fra Angelico to such a point that a direct collaboration between the two masters has been postulated for the Adoration of the Magi, a tondo rich in detail and incidentals.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Madonna and Child
c. 1440
Tempera on panel, 79 x 52 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

900*1418
True Color
211 Kb



Madonna and Child (detail)
c. 1440
Tempera on panel
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1026*1200
True Color
193 Kb



Portrait of a Man and a Woman
c. 1440
Tempera on wood, 64 x 42 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

900*1392
True Color
224 Kb



Portrait of a Man and a Woman (detail)
c. 1440
Tempera on wood
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

816*950
True Color
191 Kb



Portrait of a Woman
1440-42
Tempera on wood, 50 x 33 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

802*1200
True Color
194 Kb



Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors
c. 1440
Oil on panel, 155 x 144 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

929*1008
True Color
182 Kb



Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors (detail)
c. 1440
Oil on panel
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

908*981
True Color
170 Kb



Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors (detail)
c. 1440
Oil on panel
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

403*1021
True Color
78 Kb



Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors (detail)
c. 1440
Oil on panel
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

745*1116
True Color
134 Kb



Annunciation
c. 1443
Wood, 203 x 186 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

1100*1203
True Color
219 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
c. 1443
Wood
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

800*1308
True Color
187 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
c. 1443
Wood
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

1000*1177
True Color
234 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
c. 1443
Wood
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

669*1600
True Color
177 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
c. 1443
Wood
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

850*1152
True Color
161 Kb



Coronation of the Virgin
1441-47
Tempera on wood, 200 x 287 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1112*770
True Color
175 Kb



Coronation of the Virgin (detail)
1441-47
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1170*625
True Color
114 Kb



Coronation of the Virgin (detail)
1441-47
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1000*1189
True Color
220 Kb



Coronation of the Virgin (detail)
1441-47
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1300*934
True Color
224 Kb



Coronation of the Virgin (detail)
1441-47
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

900*1069
True Color
206 Kb



Coronation of the Virgin (detail)
1441-47
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

900*1076
True Color
218 Kb



Coronation of the Virgin (detail)
1441-47
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

700*1039
True Color
199 Kb



Coronation of the Virgin (detail)
1441-47
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

949*1200
True Color
205 Kb



Coronation of the Virgin
1441-45
Wood, 167 x 69, 172 x 93, 167 x 82 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican

1203*850
True Color
166 Kb



Adoration of the Magi
c. 1445
Tempera on wood, diameter 137 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1069*1050
True Color
184 Kb



Adoration of the Magi (detail)
c. 1445
Wood
National Gallery of Art, Washington

802*1000
True Color
131 Kb



Adoration of the Magi (detail)
c. 1445
Wood
National Gallery of Art, Washington

929*1100
True Color
174 Kb



Annunciation
c. 1445
Wood, 175 x 183 cm
San Lorenzo, Florence

1200*1110
True Color
195 Kb



Annunciation
c. 1445
Wood, 175 x 183 cm
San Lorenzo, Florence

879*1043
True Color
183 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
c. 1445
Wood
San Lorenzo, Florence

850*1213
True Color
204 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
c. 1445
Wood
San Lorenzo, Florence

668*1600
True Color
168 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
c. 1445
Wood
San Lorenzo, Florence

770*1200
True Color
143 Kb



Madonna Enthroned with Saints
c. 1445
Tempera on wood, 196 x 196 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1106*1100
True Color
229 Kb



Madonna Enthroned with Saints (detail)
c. 1445
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

597*1600
True Color
178 Kb



Madonna Enthroned with Saints (detail)
c. 1445
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

745*1500
True Color
200 Kb



Madonna Enthroned with Saints (detail)
c. 1445
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

555*1600
True Color
146 Kb



Meeting of Joachim and Anne at the Golden Gate
c. 1445
Tempera on wood, 21 x 48 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

1700*666
True Color
211 Kb



The Virgin Appears to St Bernard
1447
Wood, 69 x 105 cm
National Gallery, London

1030*907
True Color
122 Kb



Annunciation
1445-50
Tempera on panel, 117 x 173 cm
Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome

1220*801
True Color
160 Kb



Annunciation
1448-50
Egg tempera on wood, 68 x 152 cm
National Gallery, London

1600*709
True Color
193 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
1448-50
Egg tempera on wood
National Gallery, London

1017*1200
True Color
200 Kb



Annunciation (detail)
1448-50
Egg tempera on wood
National Gallery, London

900*1201
True Color
186 Kb



Seven Saints
1448-50
Egg tempera on wood, 68 x 151 cm
National Gallery, London

1354*603
True Color
132 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