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France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 9v

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Evangelist Luke, rays as nimbus, sits in chair with writing desk attached. He holds pen in right hand and writes on parchment sheet with pseudo-inscription. Beside him is his symbol (winged ox). He is in vaulted room with table on which are books.
Evangelist, Luke: painting Virgin Mary -- In lower margin, Evangelist Luke, wearing hat, seated on bench, paints portrait of Virgin Mary, nimbed. At right is ox, seated on ground.
Margin is decorated with floreate border, including violas, roses, and daisies.

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