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photoblog image The Victorian 'Good Shepherd' windows

The Victorian 'Good Shepherd' windows

 

in the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral by Hardman from Birmingham, 1898, are a triptych. "Hardman & Co., otherwise John Hardman Trading Co., Ltd., founded 1838, began manufacturing stained glass in 1844 and became one of the world's leading manufacturers of stained glass and ecclesiastical fittings."

Last Saturday I posted the left window. On the second window Jesus is just rescueing a lamb from a branch. The third window could remind of the appearance of the angels to the shepherds in Bethlehem.

I read also the following information about Gloucester Cathedral: "In 1284, John de Gamages became abbot at Gloucester and through his farming knowledge increased the stocks of sheep owned by the abbey and returned a profit." Maybe, this could explain that we can see some sheep depicted in this cathedral. In general, the sheep are a popular subject in religious art.

The Victorian 'Good Shepherd' windows

 

in the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral by Hardman from Birmingham, 1898, are a triptych. "Hardman & Co., otherwise John Hardman Trading Co., Ltd., founded 1838, began manufacturing stained glass in 1844 and became one of the world's leading manufacturers of stained glass and ecclesiastical fittings."

Last Saturday I posted the left window. On the second window Jesus is just rescueing a lamb from a branch. The third window could remind of the appearance of the angels to the shepherds in Bethlehem.

I read also the following information about Gloucester Cathedral: "In 1284, John de Gamages became abbot at Gloucester and through his farming knowledge increased the stocks of sheep owned by the abbey and returned a profit." Maybe, this could explain that we can see some sheep depicted in this cathedral. In general, the sheep are a popular subject in religious art.

comments (5)

very nice themes shown here Philine. all are nice but the centre and the right are my favourites.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Aug 2014, 07:17
Sheep are very traditional in church window design and symbolism too Philine
  • Alan ow
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Aug 2014, 08:58
Jesus' followers are referred to his flock so the connection with sheep is well made. These are fine windows.
Innocent lambs and the flock are good symbols for religions.
The good shepherd and all that. I suppose too that sheep have long been important both for food and wool so they are relevant to people's lives

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