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Portrait of Maria Portinari (c. 1470–72) is a small tempera and oil-on-wood painting by Hans Memling. It portrays Maria Maddalena Baroncelli, about whom very little is known. Around 14 years old, she is depicted shortly before her wedding to the Italian banker Tommaso Portinari, who was an intimate of Charles the Bold and manager of the Bruges branch of a bank controlled by Lorenzo de' Medici. Maria is dressed in the height of late 15th-century fashion, with an elaborate jewel-studded necklace and a long black hennin with a transparent veil. Her headdress is similar and necklace identical to those in her depiction in Hugo van der Goes's Portinari Altarpiece (c. 1475), a painting that may have been partly based on Memling's portrait. The panel is the right wing of a hinged devotional triptych; the lost center panel is recorded in 16th-century inventories as a Virgin and Child. Maria and Tommaso's portraits are hung alongside each other at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (Full article...)
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Since 1980, York City Football Club, a professional club based in York, North Yorkshire, England, has seen many promotions and relegations. The team won its only title after finishing first in the in 1983–84 with 101 points, the most season points scored by any team at the time. After four seasons in the , they were relegated in . They beat Crewe Alexandra at Wembley Stadium in the in 1992–93, winning promotion to the renamed . Later in the 1990s, they knocked Premier League teams Manchester United and Everton out of the League Cup in successive seasons. At the end of , they lost their Football League status. The 2011–12 FA Trophy (celebration pictured) was the first national knockout competition won by York, and they returned to the Football League that season. (Full article...)
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