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The Lost Sheep

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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The isolated figure of a shepherd carrying a sheep over his shoulders, walking along the ridge of a rocky mountain. The shepherd is depicted as a bearded middle-aged man carrying a staff, with his head tilted slightly to the left revealing a Middle-Eastern face, his eyelids lowered in order to glance at the sheep, and wearing a red turban and long, striped robes worn with an overcoat. Growing to the right of the figure, within the barren landscape, is a tall thistle with pronounced thorns.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on panel


H 33.1 x W 25.1 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Mr D. Croal Thomson, 1920

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Inscription description

Signed (initialled in monogram) and dated at right bottom corner (in red): 18 WJW 64


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