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
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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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.