Brigid painted this wonderful piece in Madeira, where she saw a Cathedral being repaired. Brigid described how the blue dustsheets looked beautiful with the golden altar behind shimmering through. This made her think of the inner life of the Church, which needed repairing - with all the abuse in the Church, Brigid painted a wounded dove to symbolise the damage the abuse had caused to the life of the Church. She felt that only the children could bring about the restoration of the Church.

Original painting, presented in an elaborate carved gold frame, 4” wide custom-made in Holland.

Size: 54" x 36"

Medium: Mische technique (egg tempera and oils) on canvas

If you wish there is also the option to order a completely over-painted reproduction on canvas of this painting, which will be signed and numbered by the artist. These painted reproductions are priced unframed, and will be limited to a maximum of 12 editions. Prices do vary on each piece but start from around £350. If you are interested in this alternative to the original piece please contact the Sable & Ox team on the 'Ask a question' tab above.

This is an original artwork and will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist Brigid Marlin.

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Restoring the Church - Symbolic Artwork BY Brigid Marlin

Original Mische Technique on Canvas

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