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Master and Pupil

Image credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Depiction of an elderly man, shown half-length in profile and a young boy, also in profile; both are dressed in plain robes. The man on the left is the boy's teacher; he looks down towards his pupil who stands on the right, holding a scroll of paper. Upon the dark wall in the background, is a plaque decorated with the head of a putto and floral ornament, with the inscription: 'EPANNONEAPELLI / EDEINEEYNNIAEYEIA' (sic). This would have originally read in Greek: 'BPABEION ARETH / ETIN EY AI EYEIN', which translates as 'the prize of virtue is having good children'.

Master and Pupil




oil on panel


H 58 x W 69.5 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from H. N. Bier, 1949

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : base of background frame : artist's name, date : [G]HEYN FE AN 1620


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