Jean-Baptiste Delmas
St. Roch

After 1842, before 1879
Oil on canvas
Musée Fau, Conques, France

The inscription on the lower left of the painting is Conques eut recours à St. Roch, dans son épidémie de 1842, "Conques turned to St. Roch during its epidemic of 1842." The saint is pictured with his traditional attributes: a bubo a swollen, inflamed lymph node in the armpit or groin, characteristic of bubonic plague on his thigh, a pilgrim's staff, and a dog carrying a loaf of bread.

Conques is a village in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France. Its church is shown in the background as it was before towers were added in 1879.

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