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Hans Memling (c. 1440-1494)

Portrait of a Man c. 1475-1480

RCIN 404419

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Memling was an outstanding portraitist who skilfully combined faithful likenesses with a serene mood. The pendant around the sitter’s neck is likely to be a clue to his identity and the portrait itself may commemorate his initiation into a confraternity or society. His gesture and intent gaze indicate both humility and confidence.