The famous “Praying Hands” painting was created by Albrecht Durer. Born in Germany in 1471, it is said that, while studying art, Durer and a friend roomed together. However the meager income they earned on the side as they studied, was not sufficient to meet their needs for rent, food, and other living expenses. Durer suggested that he go to work to earn the necessary income for both of them while his friend went on with his studies. When finished, the friend would then go to work to provide support while Durer continued his studies.

The friend was pleased with the plan, except that he insisted that he be the first to work and that Durer continue his studies. This plan was followed, and Albrecht Durer became a skilled artist and engraver. Returning to his room one day after selling a wood engraving, Durer announced that he was ready to assume the burden of support while his friend studied. But alas, as a result…

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