(b. ca. 1440, Seligenstadt, d. 1494, Bruges)

The Annunciation

c. 1489
Oil on wood, 79 x 55 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This painting is one of the works featuring elongated figures which contribute to the monumental effect of the composition. Other examples with a similar typology - seemingly characteristic of Memling's later works - include the St Jerome (Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel) and Christ at the column (Colección Mateu, Barcelona).