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Hans Memling's Saint John the Baptist and Saint Veronica

January 30 – May 15, 1994
West Building, Main Floor, Gallery 39

Hans Memling, Saint Veronica [obverse], c. 1470/1475, oil on panel, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1952.5.46.a

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: A focus exhibition brought together Saint John the Baptist, from the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, and Saint Veronica, from the collection of the National Gallery, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Memling's death. The panels, owned in the early 16th century by the Bembo family, are believed to have been part of the same small altarpiece. Raphael's Saint George and the Dragon from the Gallery's collection was included in the exhibition to illustrate Memling's influence on Italian painting.

Organization: Curator of the exhibition was John Hand, curator of northern Renaissance paintings at the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: The brochure was made possible by The Circle of the National Gallery of Art.

Attendance: 82,389

Brochure: Hans Memling's Saint John the Baptist and Saint Veronica, by John Oliver Hand. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1994.

Memling, Hans
Netherlandish, 1445 - 1494