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Gerard David: 'An Augustinian Friar (?) Praying'

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.


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