Paintings in the 1450s
by Fra Filippo LIPPI

The Pitti Tondo, one of the most celebrated and most beautiful works of Fra Filippo was executed in about 1452. He began to fresco the enormous choir of the Cathedral of Prato in 1452 (after Fra Angelico had turned down the assignment). He was aided by his chief assistant of the period, Fra Diamante; the work dragged on for years. In Prato Lippi also obtained a number of other assignments (such as the Madonna del Ceppo and the Madonna della Cintola) and purchased a house there in 1455. By 1458 he completed a painting for the king of Naples, a commission negotiated by the Medici, for whom Filippo produced an Adoration of the Child in c. 1460.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Madonna and Child
c. 1450
Tempera and gold on wood, 80 x 53 cm
Fondazione Magnani Rocca, Mamiano di Traversetolo

870*1300
True Color
218 Kb



Madonna with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St Anne
1452
Oil on panel, diameter 135 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

1214*1200
True Color
206 Kb



Madonna with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St Anne
1452
Oil on panel, diameter 135 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

1003*1004
True Color
163 Kb



Madonna with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St Anne (detail)
1452
Oil on panel
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

900*1359
True Color
216 Kb



Madonna with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St Anne (detail)
1452
Oil on panel
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

1005*915
True Color
146 Kb



Madonna with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St Anne (detail)
1452
Oil on panel
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

900*1031
True Color
138 Kb



Madonna with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St Anne (detail)
1452
Oil on panel
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

754*1190
True Color
158 Kb



Madonna with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St Anne (detail)
1452
Oil on panel
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

491*833
True Color
62 Kb



Head of a Woman
c. 1452
Drawing
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

499*723
True Color
50 Kb



Madonna del Ceppo
1453
Panel, 187 x 120 cm
Museo Civico, Prato

750*1192
True Color
170 Kb



Adoration of the Child
c. 1455
Tempera on wood, 137 x 134 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

963*969
True Color
180 Kb



St Lawrence Enthroned with Saints and Donors
1451-53
Tempera on wood, gold ground, 121 x 116 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1100*1145
True Color
195 Kb



St Lawrence Enthroned with Saints and Donors (detail)
1451-53
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1000*1230
True Color
153 Kb



Madonna della Cintola
1455-65
Tempera on wood, 191 x 187 cm
Museo Civico, Prato

1100*1140
True Color
228 Kb



Madonna della Cintola (detail)
1455-65
Tempera on wood
Museo Civico, Prato

1000*1170
True Color
210 Kb



Madonna della Cintola (detail)
1455-65
Tempera on wood
Museo Civico, Prato

1000*1185
True Color
198 Kb



Madonna della Cintola (detail)
1455-65
Tempera on wood
Museo Civico, Prato

1000*1183
True Color
218 Kb



St Anthony Abbot
1456-58
Tempera on wood, 81 x 30 cm
Museum of Art, Cleveland

618*1600
True Color
146 Kb



St Michael
1456-58
Tempera on wood, 81 x 30 cm
Museum of Art, Cleveland

617*1600
True Color
175 Kb



St Michael (detail)
1456-58
Tempera on wood,
Museum of Art, Cleveland

1086*900
True Color
204 Kb



Figure study
1452-65
Pen and ink with white highlights on tinted paper, 292 x 199 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

700*1031
True Color
136 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