LIPPI, Filippino
(b. ca. 1457, Prato, d. 1504, Firenze)

Virgin and Child with Angels

Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Florence

In the fifteenth century, pictorial ornaments of rooms included circular tondi, usually of the Virgin and Child, at times in the company of angels or saints. They were placed in the upper section of the wall. The artists took into account that their works would be seen from below, as is demonstrated by Filippino Lippi's Virgin and Child with Angels (The Corsini Tondo), where the perspective was adjusted to the viewpoint of a person looking upwards from beneath.