Portret van een jonge vrouw.

Portrait of a young woman.

Hans Memling

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It is plain from this young woman's clothes and jewellery that she belonged to Bruges' wealthy bourgeoisie. Memling painted the portrait of a contemporary and not that of a classical literary figure the Sibylla Sambetha as the inscription suggests. The disfiguring cartouche was inserted in the first half of the 16th century as was the text on the streamer at the bottom of the frame.

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The great appeal of Bruges’ museum collections is their incredible diversity. From the Flemish Primitives to contemporary art, from the fine arts to archaeological finds, not to mention silverware, tapestries, furniture, and poetry. More about Musea Brugge

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