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Prayer in the garden

<p><em>Praying in the Garden</em> by Anton Raphael Mengs, one of the leading European painters of his time.</p>

Praying in the Garden by Anton Raphael Mengs, one of the leading European painters of his time.

This painting was acquired by the cathedral chapter of Lleida in 1791 at a public auction in Madrid of the effects of Prince Gabriel, son of Charles III of Spain. It is the work of the German painter Anton Raphael Mengs, whose most productive period came when he was appointed court painter to the aforementioned Charles III. The composition here is a reworking of the painting the artist had previously completed for the king’s bedroom in the Palacio Real in Madrid.

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