The Good Shepherd
Sir Joseph Noel Paton, RSA
The Sandringham Museum
This is the right wing of a triptych. Like the left wing (Man of Sorrows, it is a replica of a larger original, all three having been commissioned by Queen Victoria for the private chapel at Osborne on the Isle of Wight, and installed there in 1885. They were later given by Queen Mary to St Mary's Church, Anmer, near Sandringham in Norfolk, but brought to nearby Sandringham House in 1985, when they were found to be deteriorating because of the damp. They have been restored, and remain there for the time being; the church now displays only copies of the works. [Commentary continues below.]
Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, with thanks to the museum for allowing photography. Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links,
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