Saint Benedict

Author:     Painted in: Seleigenstadt 1435-Bruges 1494    Framework: Oil on wood, 45.5x34.5    Located in: Room of the Maps
Portrait of Benedetto Portinari - Hans Memling (Oil on wood, 45x34)

It is the left wing of the Small Prtinari Triptych, from the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova. The central panel, a Madonna and Child, is now in Berlin: At the Uffizi since 1825.


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One of the leading Netherlandish painters of the Bruges School at the end of the 15th Century, Memling painted several renowned religious pieces. While he has not received the favor of historians...Read more