june 2019

Please, hide this Schenck. I don’t want to see.

Auguste Schenck offered a large painting called “the mystic lamb” to the “Légion d’Honneur” school located in the Ecouen’s castle. He was on display in the castle’s chapel until 1962, when André Malraux decided to created there the National Renaissance Museum.
The painting was then given to the local parish. The priest was asked if he would like it to be hanged in his church. He was very reluctant about it because he did not kike the painting. Finally, he agreed as long as he would not see it during the offices.
This is the reason why we can see it today, in the church, hanged in a dead corner of the Sant-Acceul chapel.

The mystic lamb
Sant-Acceul church (inside)