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Not Knowing Beforehand - Original oil painting

Not Knowing Beforehand - Original oil painting

$16,004.00 USD

Not Knowing Beforehand features Nephi in prayer before looking for the brass plates (1 Nephi 4). This painting is part of the series of Heroes of the Book of Mormon. Oil on panel, 36 in. x 51.5 in. Made in the USA. Categories: Al Young, Figure, Heroes of the Book of Mormon, Nephi the partriarch, Not Knowing Beforehand & Oil painting

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Not Knowing Beforehand - Original oil painting by Al Young

Not Knowing Beforehand - Original oil painting


by Al Young

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Not Knowing Beforehand

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Illustration: Not Knowing Beforehand

By Al R. Young
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By Al R. Young Not Knowing Beforehand is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

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