Henry John Rope Triptych designed by Ellen Mary Rope (1855-1934). Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK. The triptych was presented to the Salop Infirmary (a predecessor hospital to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital) following the death of Henry John Rope FRCS in 1899. In his obituary in the British Medical Journal he was described as follows: "In Shrewsbury he was almost worshipped for his goodness and for his kindness to the poor, for he was the ideal surgeon."

The figures in the right panel appear in a 4 1/8-inch diameter glazed pottery piece Rope designed for Della Robbia Pottery and which appeared in an edition of approximately 100.

Photograph by Adrian Osborne of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (hyperlink to www.sath.nhs.uk) [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purposes as long as you (1) credit The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and the Victorian Web, and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print document.] — George P. Landow.


“Obituary. Henry John Hope, F.R.C.S.” British Medical Journal (16 September 1899): 754.. Online version. 28 October 2015.

Last modified 28 October 2015