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Fra Filippo Lippi (1406-1469 ) , also called Lippo Lippi, was an Italian painter of the Italian Quattrocento (15th century) school. His son Filippino Lippi, became a painter no less famous than his father. The frescoes in the choir of Prato cathedral, which depict the stories of St John the Baptist and St Stephen on the two main facing walls, are considered Fra Filippo's most important and monumental works, particularly the figure of Salome dancing, which has clear affinities with later works by Sandro Botticelli, his pupil, and Filippino Lippi, his son, as well as the scene showing the ceremonial mourning over Stephen's corpse. This latter is believed to contain a portrait of the painter, but there are various opinions as to which is the exact figure.   more from wikipedia »