БР и Младенец с ангелами, свв. Екатериной и Варварой и донатором, центр
Virgin and Child with angels, SS Catherine and Barbara and donor, the centre
The donator - who is represented in the painting together with his family - was Sir John Donne, an English knight.
Sir John and his wife are identified by their heraldic arms.
They also wear Yorkist collars of roses and suns, with King Edward IV's pendant, the lion of March.
Sir John frequently visited Calais, which was then an English territory and close to Bruges, where Memling worked.
The centre panel depicts the Virgin and Child, the donator Sir John Donne kneeling to the Virgin's right.
At the Virgin's left kneel the donor's wife Elizabeth and their oldest child, Anne.
The two female saints are Catherine, presenting Sir John to the Virgin, and Barbara behind Lady Donne.
Catherine's identifying wheel and Barbara's tower wittily appear as realistic incidents in the distant landscape behind them - the former as a millwhee