Hans Memling

1430–40 Born in Seligenstandt in Germany.

1465 Becomes a citizen of Bruges.

1474 Admitted to the Confraternity of Our Lady in the Snow in Bruges, all members of which were either wealthy or aristocratic.

1479 Completes his largest commission, The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine, for the hospital of St Jan in Bruges.

1481 Memling, together with over 200 other citizens of Bruges, is repaid money lent to support war against France. He is one of the wealthiest citizens in the town.

1487 Memling’s wife dies.

1489 He completes the Shrine of St Ursula – a Gothic reliquary made of carved wood with eight paintings decorating the sides.

1491 Memling receives a commission for a triptych for Lübeck cathedral in Germany.

1492 Completes a commission for a large altarpiece (most of which is now lost) for the abbey of Nájera in Spain.

1494 Dies in Bruges.



Country, Region or State:

Germany NetherlandsDuchy of BurgundyFlanders

Hans Memling - Selected Works

1463 The Presentation in the Temple, Washington DC , National Gallery of Art

1467 Virgin and Child Enthroned with two Musical Angels, Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum

1467–70 Portrait of Anthony of Burgundy, Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

1470 Adoration of the Magi, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

After 1470 Tommaso Portinari and his Wife, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1467–71 The Last Judgement, Gdansk, Muzeum Narodowe w GdaƄsku

1471 Scenes from the Passion of Christ, Turin, Galleria Sabauda

1475 The Donne Triptych, London, National Gallery

1470–75 Portrait of an Old Woman , Paris, Musée du Louvre

1475 The Martyrdom of St Sebastian, Brussels, Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts

1479 The Mystical Marriage of St Catherine, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1474–79 St John Altarpiece, Bruges, Sint Janshospitaal

1479 Triptych of Jan Floreins , Bruges, Sint Janshospitaal

after 1479 Madonna and Child with Angels, Washington, National Gallery of Art

1475–80 Lamentation, Rome, Galleriea Doria Pamphili

1480 Portrait of a Woman, Bruges, Sint Janshospitaal

1480 Portrait of a Man, Windsor, Royal Collection

1480 Advent and Triumph of Christ, Munich, Alte Pinakothek

1480s Mater Dolorosa, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi

1487 Martin van Nieuwenhove Diptych, Bruges, Memling-museum

1489 Shrine of St Ursula, Bruges, Memling-museum

1480–89 The Annunciation, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hans Memling - Featured Paintings

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