Thursday, September 12, 2013
"Shepherdess No Temptation...."
This is the "Shepherdess" of the RLC parchments, she identifies which Poussin painting the quotation refers to. The Shepherdess. Nicolas Poussin`s "Shepherds of Arcadia II". Teniers "St. Anthony and St. Paul". The painting (David Teniers?) depicts Saint Anthony of Egypt and Saint Paul the Hermit deep in conversation about monastic observance. BERGERE PAS DE TENTATION QUE POUSSIN TENIERS GARDENT LA CLEF PAX DCLXXXI PAR LA CROIX ET CE CHEVAL DE DIEU J’ACHEVE CE DAEMON DE GARDIEN A MIDI POMMES BLEUES SHEPHERDESS NO TEMPTATION THAT POUSSIN TENIERS HOLD THE KEY PEACE 681 BY THE CROSS AND THIS HORSE OF GOD I COMPLETE [or I DESTROY] THIS DAEMON GUARDIAN AT MIDDAY BLUE APPLES