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.

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Madonna and Child
c. 1450
Tempera and gold on wood, 80 x 53 cm
Fondazione Magnani Rocca, Mamiano di Traversetolo


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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



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