Man in Prayer

?Workshop of Rogier van der Weyden Netherlandish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 602

This sitter joins his hands in prayer, contemplating what must have been a devotional image on an adjacent panel, now missing. The depiction of the features is very sensitive, particularly the nuanced rendering of the mouth, the age lines of the brow, and the white stubble visible along the contour of the left cheek. The portrait is stylistically similar to works by Rogier van der Weyden dating around 1440.

Man in Prayer, ?Workshop of Rogier van der Weyden (Netherlandish, Tournai ca. 1399–1464 Brussels), Oil on wood

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