Verkündigung Mariae
Fra Filippo Lippi (1406-1469)

Verkündigung Mariae,

um 1443/45
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz (Populus sp.)
Dimensions of the object
205,8 x 187,9 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IV
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
1072
Acquisition
1850 aus der königlichen Sammlung in Staatsbesitz gegeben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Fra Filippo Lippi, Verkündigung Mariae, um 1443/45, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jpxegEvGJ7 (Last updated on 29.09.2022)
The altarpiece once embellished the high altar of the Benedictine monastic community of the so-called Suore Murate in Florence. lt was commissioned by Giovanni de' Benci, who had gained considerable wealth and status through his career in the Medici banking hause. Lippi chose a style for his figures-especially for Marythat, for him, was atypical but regarded by contemporaries as elegant and is reminiscent of International Gothic. The depth of the picture, based on a central perspective, on the other hand, is among the forward-looking innovations that made Lippi one of the city's most sought-after painters.

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