Hans Memling: 6 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Portrait of a Man (ca. 1470) by Hans MemlingThe Frick Collection

'Memling was one of the most admired portraitists of his day, in Italy as well as in Northern Europe, owing both to his skill in capturing physical likenesses and to his even rarer gift of conveying, as in this portrait, the intellectual and spiritual character of his subjects.'

Man with a Roman Coin by Hans MemlingRoyal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

'It is likely that Memling was an apprentice to van der Weyden. In any case, he was enrolled in the Guild of St. Luke in Bruges in 1476 and set the art of portrait painting on a new path.'

Portrait of a Man with a Pink (1475) by Hans MemlingThe Morgan Library & Museum

'The sitter may have been a member of the Italian merchant colony in Bruges, where Memling was the leading painter.'

Small Triptych of St. John the Baptist (1485/1490) by Hans MemlingKunsthistorisches Museum Wien

'After a stay in Cologne (where he possibly studied under Stephan Lochner), Memling probably joined the workshop of Rogier van der Weyden in Brussels.'

Portrait of a Man Reading (c. 1480) by Hans MemlingMuzeul Național Brukenthal

'The two sitters were identified as the donors Pieter Bultynck and Katharina van Riebeke of Memling's painting, The Seven Joys of the Virgin, in the possession of the Alte Pinakothek, Munich.'

Portrait of a Woman at Prayer (c. 1480) by Hans MemlingMuzeul Național Brukenthal

'The two sitters were identified as the donors Pieter Bultynck and Katharina van Riebeke of Memling's painting, The Seven Joys of the Virgin, in the possession of the Alte Pinakothek, Munich.'

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