Fra Filippo Lippi / Portrait of a Man and Woman at a Casement / ca. 1440Fra Filippo Lippi
Portrait of a Man and Woman at a Casement
ca. 1440

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Creator Name: Lippi, Filippo
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian, Florentine, born about 1406, died 1469
Creator Name-CRT: Fra Filippo Lippi
Title: Portrait of a Man and Woman at a Casement
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1430
Creation End Date: 1450
Creation Date: ca. 1440
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: tempera on wood
Dimensions: 25 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (64.1 x 41.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 89.15.19
Credit Line: Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889

As the earliest surviving Italian double portrait in a domestic setting, this painting is doubly groundbreaking and innovative. The two figures have been plausibly identified as Lorenzo di Ranieri Scolari (1407-1478) and Angiola di Bernardo Sapiti, who were married in 1436. The painting is usually dated around 1440 and may have commemorated their wedding or the birth of a child. The careful attention to the woman's dress and jewels, and the topographical depiction of the buildings and gardens in the background, seem almost to document the Scolari family possessions.

AMICA ID: MMA_.89.15.19
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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