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Portrait of Father Jean Charles della Faille

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Portrait Of A Monk Of The Benedictine Order, Holding A Skull

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Portrait of a Carmelite Monk, Head and Shoulders

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Nicolas de Largillière
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Nicolas de Largillière
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Portrait of Anne Throckmorton as a Nun
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That one on top looks really familiar... :think:

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Sir John Everett Millais

The Vale of Rest
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I stole this... :)

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I stole this... :)
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Me too, it's very pretty. :)

I noticed that a lot of the black veils look translucent? Is this artistic license or did veils used to be made of some funny material?

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Portrait of Anne Throckmorton as a Nun
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