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The Virgin and Child with St. Anthony Abbot and a Donor, 1472

Hans Memling
Flemish, 1440 - 1494
oil on oak
92.7 x 53.6 cm
Purchased 1954
National Gallery of Canada (no. 6191)

This exquisite panel was presumably commissioned by the anonymous man shown kneeling in adoration accompanied by his patron saint, Anthony Abbot, identified by his attributes – the pig and the walking stick. Frame: running moulding, gilded. Flanders, 16th century

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