Workshop of Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian, Florence ca. 1406–1469 Spoleto)
Tempera and gold on wood
19 x 5 in. (48.3 x 12.7 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 954
This painting and another depicting an unidentified male saint, which also belongs to the Lehman Collection (1975.1.70B), formed part of a group of eighteen panels depicting saints (now in the Courtauld Institute Gallery, London; Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii; University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; and on the art market, 1985), which may have adorned a sacristy cupboard. The figures in the series appear to have been executed by three different hands, several of which may derive from drawings by the early fifteenth-century Florentine artist Fra Filippo Lippi. The two Lehman panels are the most distinguished in the series, although the artist responsible for them -- a member of Lippi's workshop -- cannot be identified.
Carmine, Florence (unconfirmed); Sir John Leslie before 1885; Leslie collection (sale, Christie's, London, July 9, 1926, lot 129, bt. Buckley); Viscount Lee of Fareham; R. Langton Douglas, London. Acquired by Robert Lehman in 1928.