Annunciation with St John the Baptist and St Andrew

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Annunciation with St John
the Baptist and St Andrew
Filippino, annunciazione e santi, capodimonte.jpg
Artist Filippino Lippi
Yearc.1485
Mediumoil on panel
Dimensions114 cm× 122 cm(45 in× 48 in)
LocationNational Museum of Capodimonte, Naples

Annunciation with St John the Baptist and St Andrew is a c.1485 oil-on-panel painting by Filippino Lippi. An early work by the artist, it shows an Annunciation scene between John the Baptist (left, patron saint of Florence) and Andrew (right, with his diagonal cross).

In the background is a view of Florence, meaning it may have been commissioned for an individual or institution in the city – the view includes Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Campanile, the Bargello and the Badia. The painting is influenced by several other artists, including Lippi's father Filippo (who often painted Annunciations) and Filippino's colleague Botticelli. The detailed and naturalistic flora in the foreground and background is typical of late-15th-century Florentine art, influenced by new works from the Low Countries and studies by Leonardo da Vinci.

It was confiscated from San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome by French Republican troops and in 1801 entered the Galleria Francavilla in Naples. At that time it was attributed to Ghirlandaio. It is now in the Museo nazionale di Capodimonte in Naples. [1]

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References

  1. "Rivelazioni - Finance for Fine Arts di Borsa Italiana a Capodimonte: già "adottati" cinque capolavori, altri tre in cerca di mecenati - Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte". Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte (in Italian). 2018-06-06. Retrieved 2018-10-21.