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In the context of the visual arts, the commissioner of a religious work of art. In Renaissance painting, especially that of northern Europe, the donor was often portrayed in the altarpiece he had commissioned kneeling in front of the saints portrayed, who acted as his intercessors.

Subjects: Art — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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