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

Portrait of a Man

c. 1490
Oil on wood, 35 x 25 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

As a portraitist, Memling was highly esteemed by the well-to-do families of Bruges. He knew how to arrange his sitters, ennobling their demeanour, idealizing their features and softening their expression. This small oil painting forms part of a series of delightful portraits kept at the Uffizi.

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