Lorenzo Lippi


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(1606–65). Florentine painter and poet, who was a protégé of Ferdinando II de' Medici, and the founder, with Salvatore Rosa, of the Accademia dei Percossi. His mock-heroic poem Il Malmantile racquistato, published posthumously under the anagrammatical name Perlone Zipoli, exploits the comic possibilities of spoken Florentine and contains numerous digressions derived mainly from novelle by Basile. As a painter Lippi followed Caravaggio and Rosa, whose portrait he painted. He also illustrated the Orlando furioso and the Gerusalemme liberata.

From The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature in Oxford Reference.

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