The Good Shepherd.
 Dupre, Julien, 1851-1910

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Title:The Good Shepherd
Notes:Images of women agricultural workers became a popular subject in French painting of the mid-late 19th century. Julien Dupre drew on that popular theme and moved it to allegory, with the naming of a shepherdess as the "good shepherd." Christ, the spiritual Good Shepherd, becomes a calming presence without being pictured, simply by the artist's use of sheep, staff/rod, and one who tends the flock.
Date:19th-20th centuries
Artist:Dupre, Julien, 1851-1910
Building:California Palace of the Legion of Honor
City/Town:San Francisco
Country:United States

Scripture:John 10:1-10
John 10:11-18
Lectionary links:AEast04
General Subject:Good Shepherd

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Attribution:Dupre, Julien, 1851-1910. The Good Shepherd, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved March 3, 2024]. Original source:
Record Number:54256 Last Updated: 2021-09-27 18:05:11 Record Created: 2009-03-19 13:19:19
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition