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Portrait of Alof de Wignacourt

Oil on canvas
Louvre, Paris

Alof de Wignacourt was Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller of St. John from 1601 to 1622. In baroque Italy the order was notorious for their tolerance of, and interest in, homosexuality.* Wignacourt was known to surround himself with young pages.

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*Waldemar Januszczak, London Times

this artwork found in Homo Art by Gilles Néret

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