Discovering a New Artist


David Torkington illustrated an article on prayer with a stunning piece of art. I feel in love with the artist. By the way, if you haven’t yet discovered this new blog by a well established writer and published author, you are missing out on decades of accumulated wisdom on prayer David Torkington :Author and Speaker – On Prayer, Christian Spirituality and Mystical Theology


English: Figure kneeling in prayer, 1856, by Francois-Barthelemy-Marius Abel (1832-1870).

Watercolor and brown ink on mediumweight off-white wove paper. No watermark. 9 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. (24.7 x 33.6 cm). Signed and dated in brown ink at lower right: Marius Abel (with flourish) / 1856.

Note: Abel was a teacher at the Drawing School of the 3rd arrondissement in Paris. He painted religious subjects.

5 thoughts on “Discovering a New Artist

  1. Hi Melanie,
    Blessings to you! Thanks for this post. Is David also the artist?


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