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Portrait of Abbot Wincentius (Vincentius) Struse or Turse of Breslau, 1636-+1638
Author, school, workshop
Christian Conrad the Younger
Date of creation
Material and technique
Oil painting on canvas
Poaugustinian Monastery Complex in Żagań, Poland
The portrait was originally accompanied by the inscription: 'Ingenii jovialis erat Vincentius Abbas. / Hoc sub Praelato claustra reclusa vide. / Apertis portis binus vix fluxerat annus / Vitaque Praelati qua data porta ruit". Abbot Vincent was of a cheerful disposition. During his reign, no clause was observed and the gate was wide open. Before two years had passed in that gate he was surprised by a culpable death....