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

St Ursula Shrine: Virgin and Child

1489
Wood, 91,5 x 41,5 cm
Memlingmuseum, Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges

The narrow sides of the chest portray St Ursula at one end, holding an arrow and protecting the holy virgins under her cloak, and the Virgin Mary at the other, with the Christ Child and two kneeling nuns. Both scenes are located in the interior of a Gothic chapel, painted in such a way as to suggest the interior of the reliquary.




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