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Louis Gallait, a Belgian historical painter, born in Tournay in 1810. He spent several years in studying his art in Paris. Among his pictures most celebrated and popular in Belgium are one illustrating the last honors paid to Egmont and Horn after their execution, which has been purchased by his native city, and one representing the last moments of Egmont (1853). His "Abdication of Charles V." is in the court of cassation of Brussels, and his Montaigne visiting Tasso," which established his reputation in 1833, is in the possession of the king of Belgium. His Temptation of St. Anthony was presented by Leopold to Prince Albert. Many of his pictures have been exhibited and admired in Paris and London. In 1870 he was made an associate member of the academy of fine arts of Paris.