Not always happy but always happy to be Catholic.
So what's the story behind the painting? All I could find was that the artist created the front mosaic at Sacre Couer (my favorite part of Paris). :)-Jean
There isn't much available on the artist. I did see a blog that suggested the origin might be the legend of St. Francis taming a wolf. Although there is no St. Francis in this painting ... so one can only guess. :-)
I feel a story coming on. :)
Gubbio is the town in Italy where Francis "converted" the wolf. Love seeing the animal fed by shopkeepers and birds playing fearlessly nearby.