In a shocking incident, a 230-year-old statue at the Croome Court museum operated by the National Trust in Britain was found covered in blue crayon markings. According to the BBC on April 23, the statue, called “Sabrina,” was defaced by children during a family event on Easter.
Sabrina, created by renowned British sculptor John Bacon, portrays a water nymph and is believed to have been made in the late 1780s to early 1800s. The National Trust suspects that the blue crayons distributed to children at the event were responsible for the damage.
Photos reveal that the statue’s face, arms, and torso were completely covered in blue crayon scribbles. Given the large crowds at the event, it was challenging to control the situation.
To restore the vandalized statue, the National Trust has temporarily closed the museum to visitors and embarked on a significant cleaning operation. Fans of Sabrina hope that the iconic water nymph will soon be restored to her former glory.