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Portrait of a Man, c.1470
oil on oak panel
13 1/8 × 9 1/8 in. (33.3 × 23.2 cm)
Other (Frame): 21 × 17 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (53.3 × 43.8 × 4.4 cm)
Purchased by The Frick Collection, 1968
Accession number: 1968.1.169
Memling was one of the most admired portraitists of his day, in Italy as well as in Northern Europe, owing both to his skill in capturing physical likenesses and to his even rarer gift of conveying, as in this portrait, the intellectual and spiritual character of his subjects.
Source: Art in The Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996.
North Italian collection (?). Matthiesen Gallery, Berlin, by 1929. Baron Joseph van der Elst, 1932. Baroness Allison Roebling van der Elst, Geneva. Frick, 1968.
Source: The Frick Collection: Drawings, Prints & Later Acquisitions. Volume IX. New York: The Frick Collection, 2003.