Coronation of the Virgin

Author:     Painted in: Florence 1406-Spoleto 1469    Framework: Tempera on wood, 220x287    Located in: Filippo and Filippino Lippi Room

Commissioned for Sant'Ambrogio in 1441 and paid for in 1447; contains both s self-portrait of patron. 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