LIPPI, Fra Filippo
(b. 1406, Firenze, d. 1469, Spoleto)

Madonna with Child and Two Angels

Metalpoint, white lead, black chalk, brown wash on prepared orange-pink paper, 330 x 240 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Touches of white lead highlight solemn, graceful contours in this very finished work. It is a preparatory drawing made to get final approval from the patron, who remains unknown. The most noticeable difference between the painting and this draft is the absence of landscape.

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