Man of Sorrows

Sir Joseph Noel Paton, RSA


The Sandringham Museum

This is one of three paintings, a triptych consisting of two replicas of earlier works, either side of a new work. This is the replica on the left, a reduced copy of a painting of the same title, executed for Paton's friend and patron, Haydon Hare (see Schindler 119), completed in 1875, and now in the collection of the Laing Gallery, Newcastle. As for the triptych, Queen Victoria commissioned this for the private chapel at Osborne on the Isle of Wight. It was installed there in 1885. Queen Mary later gave it to St Mary's Church, Anmer, near Sandringham in Norfolk, but it was affected by the damp there, and was subsequently removed, restored, and put on display in this other royal residence — the nearby Sandringham House. [Commentary continues below.]

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