Sep 1, 2005

Virgin and Child with Angels

Virgin and Child with Angels

c. 1460

follower of Filippo Lippi

(Italian, c. 1406–1469)

Tempera and gold on wood panel

Framed: 186.7 x 97.8 x 14 cm (73 1/2 x 38 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.); Unframed: 95 x 53 cm (37 3/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

Holden Collection 1916.802


This painting, produced by one of Fra Filippo Lippi’s many imitators in the city of Florence, is very close to the composition of the now lost central panel of the triptych commissioned by the Medici family in 1457. It was purchased by Mrs. L. E. Holden before the museum’s acquisition of the two flanking panels of Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Michael. It has been suggested that this painting is a copy of the original lost central panel of Fra Filippo’s triptych of 1457.


The Altarpiece
The Angels
Women and Private Devotion
See also
MED - Medieval Art
Medieval Art
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Holden Collection

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