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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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Stories from the Life of St Stephen Birth and Infancy... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Stories from the Life of St Stephen Birth and Infancy...
Virgin and Child, Tondo - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Virgin and Child, Tondo
Madonna of Humility with Angels and Donor - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna of Humility with Angels and Donor
Death of the Virgin 1467-69 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Death of the Virgin 1467-69
Birth and Naming St John (detail) 1452-65 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Birth and Naming St John (detail) 1452-65
Madonna del Ceppo 1453 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna del Ceppo 1453
Coronation of the Virgin 1467-69 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Coronation of the Virgin 1467-69
Annunciation 2 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Annunciation 2
Seven Saint s 1448-50 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Seven Saint s 1448-50
Adoration of the Child and St. Bernard - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Adoration of the Child and St. Bernard
Man of Sorrows 2 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Man of Sorrows 2
Funeral of St Jerome - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Funeral of St Jerome

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