Portrait - Fra Filippo Lippi
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Fra Filippo Lippi (1406 - October 8, 1469), also called Lippo Lippi, was an Italian painter of the Italian Quattrocento (15th century) school.

Lippi was born in Florence to Tommaso, a butcher. Both his parents died when he was still a child. Mona Lapaccia, his aunt, took charge of the boy. In 1420 he was registered in the community of the Carmelite friars of the Carmine in Florence, where remained until 1432, taking the Carmelite vows in 1421 when he was sixteen.

In his Lives of the Artists, Vasari says: "Instead of studying, he spent all his time scrawling pictures on his own books and those of others," The prior decided to give him the opportunity to learn painting. Eventually Fra Filippo quit the monastery, but it appears he was not released from his vows; in a letter dated 1439 he describes himself as the poorest friar of Florence, charged with the maintenance of six marriageable nieces.

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Self portrait of Fra Filippo Lippi - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Self portrait of Fra Filippo Lippi
The Saint's Funeral 1460 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
The Saint's Funeral 1460
Madonna & Child with Stories from the Life of St. Anne - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna & Child with Stories from the Life of St. Anne
Madonna and Child 7 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna and Child 7
Annunciation 1445-50 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Annunciation 1445-50
Madonna with the Child and two Angels - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna with the Child and two Angels
Pietà - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Pietà
Meeting of Joachim and Anna at the Golden Gate - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Meeting of Joachim and Anna at the Golden Gate
St Stephen is Born and Replaced by Another Child 1452... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
St Stephen is Born and Replaced by Another Child 1452...
Annunciation c. 1445 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Annunciation c. 1445
Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement
Madonna Enthroned with Saints c. 1445 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna Enthroned with Saints c. 1445

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