(b. ca. 1425, Urbino, d. 1484, Urbino)
Madonna and Child1440s
Tempera on wood, 50 x 31 cm
Accademia Carrara, Bergamo
This painting, distinguished by its rather unorthodox composition, was executed by a close follower of Filippo Lippi, most likely by Fra Carnevale. (The names of Giovanni di Francesco, the Master of Pratovecchio and Giovanni Boccati are also mentioned in the literature.) The face of the Madonna bears a strong similarity to that of the Annunciation by Lippi in the Martelli Chapel in San Lorenzo, Florence.