The delicate portrait work of Renaissance master Hans Memling (1435-1494) is highlighted in a fascinating, special exhibition at The Frick Collection through December 31. The show is a final stop on a tour which the Frick organized with the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza of Madrid and the Groeningemuseum of Bruges.
This is one of those small but impressive exhibits for connoisseurs of great portraiture. There are 20 works in all, including the exceptionally striking “Portrait of a Man with a Coin of the Emperor Nero (Bernardo Bembo)” and “Portrait of an Elderly Couple (Woman)”
The exhibition comprises nearly two-thirds of the known portraits by Memling, and this is a rare opportunity to see so much of his work. At The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street. Phone: 212-288-0700.