Die Fürbitte Christi und Mariae

Die Fürbitte Christi und Mariae

Dating
um 1495
More about this artwork
Filippino Lippi, the son of the painter Fra Filippo Lippi, painted this altarpiece—that was probably commissioned by his native city of Prato—for the church of the Order of Friars Minor in San Francesco al Palco convent nearby. The main panel presents an idealised landscape panorama that shows the city of Prato on the horizon and, on the left-hand edge of the painting, the convent on higher ground. Through the donation of an altar, the municipality hoped for the protection offered through the intercessory prayers of the Franciscans. The so-called double intercession is the subject of this panel that is to be interpreted as a devotional picture: Mary receives the beseeching citizens of Prato depicted in the middle distance and, at the same time, the prayers of the faithful gathered in front of the picture. Christ, having risen from the dead, shows his suffering for mankind and directs his request to God the Father for the redemption of mankind.
Displayed
AP OG Saal IV
Inventory Number
1074
Birth year of the artist
1457
Year the artist deceased
1504
Dimensions of the object
158,7 x 148,8 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz (Populus sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1814/16 von Kronprinz Ludwig in Florenz erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Filippino Lippi, Die Fürbitte Christi und Mariae, um 1495, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/rqxNroPxvW (Last updated on 07.02.2022)

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