Portrait of a Man


Portrait of a Man



A reproduction produced by the Vasari Society of a drawing by Memling. It is a portrait of a man, drawn with fine lines. The man is looking upwards. He is wearing a tall hat, from underneath which his hair pokes out. He is wearing simple, long-sleeved clothing. Text from the accompanying booklet produced by the Vasari Society: "11. MEMLING (b. about 1430; d. 1495) PORTRAIT OF A MAN Collection of Henry Oppenheimer, Esq. From the Locker-Lampson Collection. Silver point on prepared paper. 14.1 x 10.9 cm. (5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.). This drawing, which has been ascribed, with some show of probability, to Memling himself, is at any rate an exquisite and typical example of Flemish portrait drawing of the last quarter of the fifteenth century. It is obviously a drawing from life, no doubt a preliminary study for a picture. The pose and the upward look of the eyes are slightly reminiscent of Dirk Bouts's portrait of a man, dated 1462, in the National Gallery, but the resemblance is hardly sufficient to suggest any connexion between the two. A. E. P."

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Portrait of a Man

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1921.37 A

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fine art

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