Lippi was a wild fellow and given to excesses of various kinds.
I will tell you what Lippi must have taught any boy whom he loved.
Lippi enjoyed the patronage of the Medici, and he received sinecure offices also from the Pope.
The poet makes him learn of Lippi, not, as Vasari states, Lippi of him.
There is also a FiLippino Lippi which one likes to find in Venice, where the prevailing art is so different from his.
Fra Filippo Lippi (1412-69), the painter, was the son of a butcher in Florence.
Lippi was a monk himself, and drew his saints in the human resemblance of good "brothers" that he knew.
Is he not working against Lippi, and it may be against truth, if they happen to go together, which I do not believe?
Lippi, too, learnt no doubt from him the goldsmith's work, seen here in the indented background to the picture.
Vasari relates that during an excursion on the Adriatic, Lippi was taken captive by some Moorish pirates.