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Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi) (Italian, Florence 1444/45–1510 Florence)
Date: early 1490sAccession Number: 14.40.642
Filippino Lippi (Italian, Prato ca. 1457–1504 Florence)
Date: ca. 1483–84Accession Number: 49.7.10
Luca Signorelli (Luca d'Egidio di Luca di Ventura) (Italian, Cortona, active by 1470–died 1523 Cortona)
Date: ca. 1505–7Accession Number: 49.7.13
Date: 1500–1510Accession Number: 11.98
Fra Carnevale (Bartolomeo di Giovanni Corradini) (Italian, born by 1416–died 1484 Urbino)
Date: 1467Accession Number: 35.121
Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian, Florence ca. 1406–1469 Spoleto)
Accession Number: 49.7.9
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Florentine fifteenth-century painters such as Filippo Lippi, Domenico Ghirlandaio, and Botticelli asserted their claim to be judged the equal of poets—no longer mere craftsmen. Whether commissioned to paint the Madonna (Filippino Lippi, Luca Signorelli, Fra Bartolomeo), evoke the history of primitive man (Piero di Cosimo), or adorn a church (Fra Carnevale) or private residence (Botticelli's Last Communion of Saint Jerome), each employed a cultivated and highly personal style that demonstrated both his particular creative genius and his ability to describe the world around him.
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