TITLE: Christ the Good Shepherd

OBJECT TYPE: stained glass

OBJECT DESCRIPTION: lancet window

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Stained glass light of Christ the Good Shepherd. Shows chalice surrounded by crown of thorns in upper lobe. Cross with Jesus Christ before in purple robes, holding crook and lamb. Grape bunches as decorative ground.Designed by Karl Parsons in the Arts and Crafts tradition, 1913.

NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1

PRODUCTION DATE: 1913

PRODUCTION PERIOD: Early 20th Century

DESIGNER: Karl Parsons (1884-1934)

MANUFACTURER: Karl Parsons

SUBJECT: Jesus Christ

DIMENSIONS
Width: 36 cm
Height: 124 cm

HOW ASSOCIATED: Original location

ASSOCIATED PLACE: St Michael, Sulhamstead, Berkshire, England

HOW ASSOCIATED: Acquired at the same time and from the same source

ASSOCIATED OBJECT: associated with ELYGM:1977.3.1

OBJECT NUMBER: ELYGM:1977.3.2

Christ the Good Shepherd

In this window Parsons makes effective use of the sumptuous gold-pink slab glass of which he was so fond. Made by the addition of gold dust to the crucible of molten glass, it was one of the most expensive colours available. At the age of fifteen, Parsons became a pupil-apprentice of Christopher Whall, the leading stained-glass artist and teacher of the Arts and Crafts movement. Parsons later taught at both the Royal College of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts.