The Lost Sheep
by Old MastersSize Group: A
Giclee on Canvas
Price includes frame.
Alford Usher Soord (1868-1915) was a British painter whose most famous work is a painting of “The Parable Of The Lost Sheep”, depicting a sheep stranded halfway down a steep cliff and the shepherd hanging perilously over the edge, risking his own life to save it.
Soord was born September 1, 1868, in Sunderland but brought up in York in the U.K. For several years Soord studied part-time at the York School of Art under John Windass, and afterwards at the Herkomer School of Painting at Bushey.
A number of Soord’s works were shown in the Royal Academy of Arts, “The Lost Sheep”, his most famous picture, was also exhibited in 1898 in the Royal Academy. By 1916, over 300,000 reproductions of it had been sold in England and America; the work continues to be extremely popular more than a century after its creation.