Jesus Christ the Tender Shepherd

We noticed that you, our valued readers, seemed to enjoy the posts we did on the sacred art of Gustave Doré, so we thought we we bring you more beautiful classical Christian art.

Since sheep are very much a part of our lives at Makanalani, this painting by Ambrose Dudley especially speaks to us.

Robert Ambrose Dudley was an English painter & illustrator. He worked on illustrations for many children’s books, including The Pied Piper of Hamelin as well as producing lovely images of Bible stories.

He did landscapes & portraits as well, & was exhibited at the Royal Academy.

Not much is known of Dudley’s life other than his work, but that work speaks for itself. The tenderness of Jesus towards his flock & the appreciation of the sheep for his care comes through very clearly.

 

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