Detail: 1878 – Sheep following the Shepherd Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Details: 1878 – Sheep following the Shpeherd (Last detail, with artist’s initials in plate)
$7.00 – $28.00
“Sheep following the Shepherd – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, reads as follows: “This is the way in which the sheep follow their shepherd in some countries. They do so in Palestine, the land in which our Blessed Lord lived and died. So, in one of his parables, He likens himself to the ‘Good Shepherd’, who ‘calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out; and when he putteth forth his own sheep he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.’ – St.John, x.3-5.”
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