Return Of A Forgotten Master

The Florentine artist filippino Lippi was the product of a scandalous 15th century love affair: his father, Filippo, an artist and Carmelite friar, was chaplain of Santa Margarita convent in Prato when he ran off with a beautiful nun named Lucrezia Buti. Their illegitimate son, coached by a Florentine painter, became one of the most famous artists of his age, known for the imagination and versatility of his work and patronized by the rich and powerful. The twist in the tale came four centuries later: Filippino's fame had long since faded when England's Pre-Raphaelites "discovered" the genius of his forgotten teacher,...

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