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Standing Male Figure

Standing Male Figure

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Considered one of the most gifted draftsmen of the Florentine Renaissance, Filippino was the illegitimate son of the Carmelite friar—and famous painter—Fra Filippo Lippi (ca. 1406–1469) and the pupil of Sandro Botticelli (ca. 1445–1510). This drapery study, acquired by the Museum in 1998 as by an anonymous Italian artist, is certainly by the young Filippino, complementing therefore the Museum's other two major drawings by the artist (nos. 36.101.1 and 68.204). Made with a metalpoint on colored prepared paper—a demanding technique that Filippino mastered with ease — the drawing is datable to circa 1475–80 and it shows an abbreviated handling of the draperies and a sculptural conception of the standing figure that are typical of the artist's earliest career. (Carmen C. Bambach, 1998, rev. 2014)
Filippino Lippi (Italian, Prato ca. 1457–1504 Florence)

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1480
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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