Presumably the right wing of a diptych or triptych; the missing side, which would originally have been hinged to it, probably depicted the Virgin and Child.

The subject appears to be an Augustinian friar. The background shows Bruges, where David worked.

This picture was presented by Queen Victoria at the Prince Regent's wish, 1863.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1484; died 1523
Full title
An Augustinian Friar (?) Praying
Date made
about 1515
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
34.2 x 26.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Queen Victoria at the Prince Consort's wish, 1863
Inventory number
NG710
Location in Gallery