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Martyred Anne

A CBC News article reports that a martyred Anne of Green Gables appears in Diana Thorneycroft’s collection of photographs entitled “Canadiana Martyrdom”:

Artist Diana Thorneycroft uses Canadian icons to show how religion and torture have come together over the centuries, and her exhibit includes a photograph of a mutilated Anne of Green Gables doll.

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The image is based on a 17th-century painting by the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbaran depicting St. Agatha, who was tortured when she refused to marry a pagan prince in the third century.