The wild turtle doves
Photomechanical reproduction of pen and ink drawing.
4½ x 3 inches
The Little Flowers of St. Francis , facing p. 72.
Woodroffe’s vision of the natural world has the sacramental intensity of Pre-Raphaelite illustration and painting. The scene shown here typifies his mediation of the spiritual and the purely factual, a juxtaposition which fuses the saint’s act of love as he saves the doves from the table with the microscopic treatment of the material details. [Continued below]
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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