TITLE: Christ the Good Shepherd

OBJECT TYPE: stained glass

OBJECT DESCRIPTION: panel

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Panel from central window of five stepped lancets by Arthur and William Henry O'Connor, 1873. One of three versions of Christ the Good Shepherd in same light. Christ, in mandorla with night sky, bends to rescue sheep trapped in thicket. Acorns and grisaille surround.

NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1

PRODUCTION DATE: 1873

PRODUCTION PERIOD: Late 19th Century

DESIGNER: Arthur O'Connor; William Henry O'Connor

MANUFACTURER: O'Connor, Arthur and O'Connor, William Henry

SUBJECT: Jesus Christ

DIMENSIONS
Width: 89cm
Height: 154cm

HOW ASSOCIATED: Original location

ASSOCIATED PLACE: Church, H.M.Borstal, Feltham, Middlesex, England

LOCATION WITHIN PLACE: south transept

ASSOCIATED DATE: 1978

HOW ASSOCIATED: Relocation of additional panels

ASSOCIATED PLACE: St Mary's Church, Dundee, Scotland

ASSOCIATED DATE: 1987

OBJECT NUMBER: ELYGM:1978.2.11

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Christ the Good Shepherd

Michael O'Connor (1801-67) and his sons Arthur (1826-73) and William Henry had a successful stained glass firm in London. They were among the stained glass firms to exhibit at the Great Exhibition. 'Christ the Good Shepherd' was part of a five-light window from the church at H.M. Borstal, Feltham. The side lights are known to have contained the Evangelist symbols. The scene depicting Christ as the Good Shepherd surrounded by sheep is set within a quatrefoil. Acorns can be seen in the surrounding glass, symbolising both the fruition of labour and streng