Portrait of a Youth
Filippino Lippi
Portrait of a Youth
Filippino Lippi (Italian, Early Renaissance, 1457-1504): Portrait of a Youth, c. 1485. Oil and tempera on panel, overall: 52.1 x 36.5 cm (20-1/2 x 14-3/8 inches). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA.



"Botticelli had a profound influence on Filippino's style, and indeed the Washington portrait is so similar to the work of Botticelli that debate persists over its artist's identity. Although it has been attributed more often to Botticelli, the National Gallery gives the portrait to Filippino because the youth's facial structure so closely resembles that of other figures he painted."



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