The Virgin and Child

Filippo Lippi and his workshop painted a number of devotional works like this one showing the Virgin and Child.

The coat of arms in the left spandrel is that of the Florentine Strozzi family. It is a later addition and may not have been part of the original commission.

Recent cleaning has revealed that parts of the painting were executed later than the 15th century.

Key facts

Artist dates
born about 1406; died 1469
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
about 1450-60
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
76.6 x 61 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Lord Brownlow, 1919
Inventory number
Location in Gallery