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230-year-old statue in Britain vandalized with blue crayon

By NICK GARCIA Published Apr 26, 2023 12:37 pm

A statue of Roman water nymph Sabrina, which has been on display in Britain since the 1800s, was vandalized with a blue crayon.

BBC reported that the 230-year-old statue was scrawled across its face, arms, and torso following an Easter activity at the historic mansion Croome Court, where visiting families with children were given a pack of crayons.

National Trust, an organization protecting historic buildings and gardens in Europe, also said that a memorial for Lancelot “Capability” Brown—a famous landscape architect who designed the estate’s gardens—was also covered in blue crayon.

Memorial for Lancelot “Capability” Brown

"The trail had been running for seven days and hundreds of families had completed the trail without incident," a National Trust spokesperson said in a statement.

Authorities have yet to identify the person/s behind the vandalism.

The statue's markings have been removed, according to BBC, but efforts to clean Brown's memorial are still ongoing.

"Disappointing as they are, incidents like this are very rare considering the millions of visitors who enjoy and respect the places in our care," the spokesperson added.

The statue of Sabrina was sculpted around 1802 by John Bacon, the National Trust noted. In 1996, It acquired the sculpture and its surrounding land, welcoming the public since.