Die Sieben Freuden Mariens
Hans Memling (1435-1494)

Die Sieben Freuden Mariens,

1480
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
81,3 x 189,2 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 668
Acquisition
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Hans Memling, Die Sieben Freuden Mariens, 1480, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/k2xnBroxPd (Last updated on 21.02.2022)
The legend of the Three Kings is depicted in great detail, from keeping a lookout for the Star of Bethlehem to the adoration of the child and the return journey by sea. Scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and of Christ after the Resurrection are shown to the left and right. The painting was donated to the chapel of the Tanners’ Guild in the Church of Our Lady in Bruges in 1480 by Pieter Bultinc and his wife, Katalijne van Ryebeke. The couple can be seen at the bottom on the left and right.

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