Adoration of the Child with Saints

Author:     Painted in: Florence 1406-Spoleto 1469    Framework: Tempera on wood, 140x130    Located in: Filippo and Filippino Lippi Room
Adoration of the Child with Saints - Filippo Lippi (Tempera on wood, 140x130)

Commissioned by Lucrezia Tornabuoni for a cell in the hermitage of Camaldoli, built by her husband Piero de' Medici in 1463. At the Uffizi since 1919.

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Orphaned at a young age, Lippi was raised by an aunt and later entered a life of the cloth with the Carmelite friars of Florence. Though, as the biographer Giorgio Vasari (1511 – 1574) wrote, Lippi...Read more