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

St Ursula Shrine: Arrival in Cologne (scene 1)

Oil on panel, 35 x 25,3 cm
Memlingmuseum, Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges

1. Arrival in Cologne

Ursula disembarks from one of the boats tied up at the port of Cologne, assisted by several of her companions. The company makes its way through one of the city gates. Sailors unload baggage from the hold. In the background we see several Cologne buildings, from left to right: the Bayenturm, the towers of St Maria Lyskirchen, the nave and another tower of St Severin's, Gross St Martin and the Cathedral. Through the double window of a house to the right of the gate, we see the nocturnal visitation to Ursula of an angel, who informs her that she is to suffer a martyr's death upon her return to Cologne.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.