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

Diptych of Jean de Cellier

c. 1475
Oil on wood, 25 x 15 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The Diptych of Jean de Cellier was painted for a herb and spice merchant married to Anna van de Woestyne, a niece of Lodewijk van Gruuthuse (Louis de Bruges). The work must have been painted after Anna's death - some time after 1482, when the couple purchased a tomb in Our Lady's Church - as Jan is shown alone in the right wing.

The left panel of the diptych represents the Betrothal of St Catherine of Alexandria.




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