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Hans Memling (1440 - 1494)

Lot 23: Hans Memling (Seligenstadt 1430/40-1494 Bruges)


January 25, 2012
New York, NY, US

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Hans Memling (Seligenstadt 1430/40-1494 Bruges)
The Virgin Mary nursing the Christ Child
oil and gold on panel, circular
6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) diameter


Brussels, Exposition d'Art Ancien, 1941-1942, no. 23.
Bruges, Groeningemuseum, L'Art Flamand dans les collections britanniques, August-September 1956, no. 12.
Bruges, Groeningemuseum, Hans Memling: Five Centuries of Fact and Fiction, 12 August-15 November 1994, p. 136, no. 35 (catalogue by D. de Vos with contributions by D. Marachal and W. Le Loup).
Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, on loan, September 2007-August 2010.
Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Hans Memling's Virgin Nursing the Christ Child and the Early Netherlandish Tondo, 19 December 2009-17 March 2010, fig. 2 (catalogue by L. DeWitt).


F. Winkler, Der Meister von Flémalle und Rogier van der Weyden. Studien zu ihren Werken und zur Kunst ihrer Zeit mit mehreren Katalogen zu Rogier, Strassburg, 1913, pp. 21-22 and p. 22 under note 3.
M.J. Friedländer, Die Altniederländische Malerei, VI: Hans Memling und Gerard David, Berlin, 1928, no. 51 (formerly Traumann Collection, present whereabouts unknown).
M.J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, VIa, Hans Memlinc and Gerard David, trans. H. Norden from Die Altniederländische Malerei, [Berlin and Leyden, 1928], New York and Washington, 1971, no. 51, [incorrectly listed in the 1971 edition as in the Cleveland Museum of Art].
F. Grossmann, 'Flemish Paintings at Bruges', The Burlington Magazine, IC, no. 646, January 1957, p. 4.
J. Bialostocki, Les Musées de Pologne (Gdansk, Kraków, Warszawa), Les Primitifs Flamands, Brussels, 1966, p. 39, under no. 118, F; I b, no. 11.
G.T. Faggin and M. Corti, L'opera completa di Memling, Milan, 1969, p. 106, no. 72.
D. Sutton, 'The Mount Trust Collection', The Connoisseur, October 1960, p. 105, fig. 12.
D. de Vos, Hans Memling: The Complete Works, Antwerp, 1994, p. 294, no. 82.
H. Mund, C. Stroo, N. Goetghebeur, H. Nieuwdorp, The Mayer Van den Bergh Museum, Antwerp. Corpus of Fifteenth Century Painting in the Southern Netherlands and the Principality of Liege, XX, Brussels, 2003, pp. 51-53.
T.-H. Borchert, Memling, Florence, 2005, p. 19.
B. Lane, Hans Memling: Master Painter in Fifteenth-Century Bruges, London and Turnhout, 2009, p. 331, no. B12, fig. 271, as 'Hans Memling (?)'.
T.-H. Borchert, 'Review, Hans Memling: Master Painter in Fifteenth Century Bruges', The Burlington Magazine, February 2010, pp. 102-103.


Ricardo (Richard) Traumann Collection, Madrid.
Laurent Meeus, Brussels.
with Agnew's, London, from whom purchased by
Captain and Mrs. Vivian Bulkeley-Johnson, Churchill, Oxon (The Mount Trust), 7 December 1950.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 1 December 1978, lot 111.
Private collection, Antwerp, from whom purchased by the present owner, 2007.


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Hans Memling (Seligenstadt 1430/40-1494 Bruges)
The Virgin Mary nursing the Christ Child
oil and gold on panel, circular
6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) diameter

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