Attributed to Hans Memling (Netherlandish, Seligenstadt, active by 1465–died 1494 Bruges). ca. 1485–90. Oil on wood. Early Netherlandish painting (late gotic - early renaissance period). Rather than depicting a specific woman, this painting of an idealized beauty was once part of an allegorical diptych. Together with its pendant (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam), the panel represents the virtues of true love and the obstacles it must overcome.
Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop (German, 1472–1553). Friedrich III (1463–1525), the Wise, Elector of Saxony, 1533. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Robert Lehman, 1946 (46.179.1) #mustache #movember