|Berthélemy's Sacred Heart: click to enlarge.**|
So... I have another way of reading the presence of St. Michael in our icon!
** The picture is the best I can do with a virtually black painting!! Sorry. Although the basic structure and content of the painting is clear, it is impossible to get any more detail. As to colours, if you look at other paintings by Berthélemy, you can get a sense of the colours underneath years of dirt! This picture can only be a very rough approximation. His colours tended to be quite vivid and rich. For other paintings by him see here.