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

St Andrew (left wing of a diptych, reverse)

1490s
Oil on oak panel, 53,8 x 39 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges

The picture shows the reverse of the panel depicting the Deposition. It is a copy after Hans Memling.

Although no direct example for the St Andrew is known in Memling's work, the saint is painted in the same hard imitation style as the figures in the front Deposition. The painting could date from the last decade of the fifteenth century or even from the beginning of the sixteenth.




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