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The Ecstatsy of St Catherine of Siena from the artist Pompeo Girolamo Batoni


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Jacopo Bassano

Portrait of a Cardinal

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I racking my brain for pre-reformation European artist. I figure they would have had more access to religious thus I'd get more works. For some reason nuns are harder to come by, I'm assuming it's because of their cloistered nature. Friars are the easiest to find.

So far the Renaissance hasn't giving me much.

I'm trying to avoid mass produced hoy card type images and commonly known works and focus on obscure works of everyday religious and clerics.

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Petrus Christus

Potrait of a Carthusian

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Peter Paul Rubens

Head of a Franciscan Friar

Portrait of a Carmelite Monk

These fellows look suspiciously similar. I'm thinking this is the same guy just posing as religious.
Rembrandt did this with his son Titus.

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Giovanni Battista Moroni

Portrait of a Camaldulense Friar

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