Cultured Wednesday: Pauline Baynes’ St. Francis of Assisi

If men won’t listen, preach to the birds.

Readers of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis surely have come across Pauline Baynes’ illustrations.   Here is one that caught my eye outside of her work for authors of fantasy:

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Quite obviously, it shows an illustration of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day was earlier this month on October 4th.  Mrs. Baynes did this illustration for a card published by Christian Action, London.

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Pauline Baynes (9 September 1922 – 1 August 2008) was an English illustrator and author.  She contributed drawings and paintings to more than two hundred books, mostly in the children’s genre.

I find her picture of St. Francis delightful, and of course, the wolf of Gubbio features prominently.  Joy, Simplicity and Mercy.  What else is needed?

Author: Anne

~ In the right order of nature, the flesh is subject to the spirit and not the reverse. ~ The Cloud of Unknowing

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