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Chasse de sainte ursule par jean memling

RA Collection: Book

Record number



à Bruxelles: J. Buffa & Bogaert-Dumortier Editeurs, [before 1848]

Physical Description

[15] pl.; 585 mm.


[T.-pl.] - [Port.] - [13 pl.].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as drawn and lithographed by Manche or Ghémar or both; and all are signed as lithographed or printed by P. Degobert at Bruxelles.

Each plate except one carries the name of the publishers, J. Buffa & Bogaert-Dumortier.


E.J. Mundy, Painting in Bruges, 1470-1550: an annotated bibliography (1985).

Summary Note

The work reproduces paintings on one of Memling's best-known works, the reliquary of St. Ursula (now in the Memling Museum, Bruges); which he completed for St Ursula's day (21 October), 1489. The reliquary is designed as a Gothic chapel, its two long sides each carrying three images of the life of the saint, one end-gable showing the saint protecting her virgins, the other showing the Virgin and Christ-Child. The roof, painted by another hand in Memling's style, carries medallion-images of saints and angels.

The first plate is the title plate; the second is a portrait, 'Jean Memling D'Après Son Portrait Par Lui Même'; the third is a general view of the 'Chasse De Ste. Ursule' at Bruges. Plates [4] to [14] reproduce pictures from the reliquary, all captioned: [4] Mort De Ste. Ursule; [5] Arrivée De Ste. Ursule A Rome; [6] Arrivée De Ste. Ursule A Cologne; [7] Martyre Des Compagnes De Ste. Ursule; [8] Départ De Ste Ursule, Pour Cologne; [9] La Vierge Et L'Enfant Jesus; [10] Ste. Ursule Protégeant Ses Jeunes Vierges; [11] Arrivée De Ste. Ursule A Bâle; [12] Allegorie Du Martyre De Ste. Ursule; [13] Apothéose De Ste. Ursule; [14] Médaillons Qui Surmontent La Chasse De Ste. Ursule. The last plate [15] shows 'Cheminée Sculptée De La Salle D'Assemblée Des Magistrats Du Franc De Bruges'.


Presented by the Academy Librarian, Thomas Uwins, R.A., and acknowledge on 27th October 1848 (RAA Council Minutes X, 229).

Binding Note

20th-century grey buckram, black spine-label lettered 'Memling - Chasse De Ste. Ursule', spine lettered 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Christians - Saints - Martyrs - Persecution - Germany - Cologne - History - 4th century
Paintings, European - Paintings, Belgian - Paintings, Dutch - Reliquaries - Belgium - Bruges - 15th century
Christian art and symbolism
Pictorial works - Lithographs - 19th century


Hans Memling, source artist
Manche, draughtsman, lithographer
Louis-Joseph Ghémar, draughtsman, lithographer
Thomas Uwins RA, previous owner, donor

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