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 �Aldi, Pietro (Italian painter, 1852-1888) , Filippo Lippi Paying Court to Lucrezia Buti

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Title Filippo Lippi Paying Court to Lucrezia Buti
Alternative Title A Painter and his Model; Artist and Sitter
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Aldi, Pietro (Italian painter, 1852-1888)
Date 1879 (dated)
Signed yes
Description In the choir of a Gothic cathedral a painter, dressed in fourteenth century Italian costume, has fallen to his knees, we suppose, to confess his love to a beautiful young nun, who is sitting in a high armchair. This romantic scene can be interpreted as Filippo Lippi paying court to Lucrezia, daughter of Francesco Buti, who was a novice in the convent where he was painting, and who, according to the story of the life of the painter in the Vite of Vasari, subsequently ran away with her admirer to live with him and give life to their son Filippino Lippi.
Current Accession Number 2146
Inscription front lr 'Aldi - Roma / 1879'
Subject figure; history (Filippo Lippi, Lucrezia Buti); literature (Vasari)
Measurements 27.0 x 20.3 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by John C. McIntyre 1939.
Principal Exhibitions Academics and Revolutionaries, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1986-87.
Publications Catalogue of Italian Paintings: Illustrations, Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums, 1970, p. 26 (ill.); Vasari, G., Le vite delle pił eccellenti pittori scultori ed architettori, ed. Novara, 1967, vol. 2, p. 474.
Notes The identification of the real subject of the painting is owed to an unpublished catalogue entry, compiled by Francesca Calvocoressi.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Dr Heiner Krellig



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