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Master of the View of St Gudula: 'Portrait of a Young Man'

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The sitter holds a heart-shaped devotional book and his glance suggests that another picture, possibly an image of the Virgin and Child, was joined to this, to make a diptych.

On the ledge are an inkpot and pencase. In the background is the church of Notre Dame du Sablon, Brussels, the town where the artist probably worked. He is named after a painting with a view of the church of St Gudula in Brussels.

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