Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Saint Sebastian

Another Art slide with missing subject info.

My first guess was it's Saint Sebastian, who famously had is faith tested by being tied to a tree, and having arrows fired at him. But, the lack of arrows rather worries me.

What the slide does say is "F Coudray 1678-1727 Louvre" so that does narrow it down to Fran├žois Coudray, and a quick check of Wikipedia turns up an image of this exact sculpture.

So, Yay for me.

Bonus - “Who put Bella down the wych elm?”  Solved ?

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