Hans Memling

Portrait of a Man from the Lespinette Family

595 achterzijde
595 ingelijst
595 voorzijde
595 voorzijde

Hans Memling
Portrait of a Man from the Lespinette Family

c. 1485-1490 On view in Room 7

The Bruges artist Hans Memling portrayed this man in great detail. His dark curls, fur-lined doublet and scar on his nose give him a striking appearance. Although we do not know his identity, he must be a member of the Lespinette family, from France, as their coat of arms adorns the back of the panel.

Memling was one of the most important Bruges painters of the 15th century. He was the first northerner to add landscapes to portraits, which created great depth in the painting.

Technical details
595 voorzijde

Hans Memling
Portrait of a Man from the Lespinette Family

c. 1485-1490 On view in Room 7

Acquired with the support of the Rembrandt Association, 1894
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Details

General information
Hans Memling (Seligenstadt c. 1440 - 1494 Bruges)
Portrait of a Man from the Lespinette Family
c. 1485-1490
painting
595
Room 7
Material and technical details
oil
panel
22.3 x 30.1 cm

Provenance

Sir Andrew Fontaine, Harford Hall, Norfolk, before 1850-1894; purchased by the Rembrandt Association, 1894; transferred to the Dutch State in 1895 to be placed in the Mauritshuis, 1895