Memling, Hans

Germany, (1435-1494)

  • Hans Memling - The Virgin and Child with St. Anthony Abbot and a Donor
  • The Virgin and Child with St. Anthony Abbot and a Donor

  • (1472), oil on wood
  • 53.6 x 21.1 in. (92.7 x 53.6 cm.)
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Editor’s Note:

    This work was probably commissioned by the individual depicted as kneeling before the Virgin and Child. Though his identity is now lost, he would likely have been a wealthy and recognized person in his lifetime, and likely donated the painting to a local church as a gift when it was completed.

    Here is a close up of the pig above:

    Hans Memling - The Virgin and Child with St. Anthony Abbot and a Donor

About the Artist

Hans Memling, German, (1435-1494). Hans Memling (also spelled Memlinc) was known as a master of Flemish painting, though he was born in Seligenstadt, Germany. He first established himself as a painter in Brussels, then later moved to Brugge.

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