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The First Spring Lambs

13th April 2013

Due to the weather this year, these are the first lambs I have seen. The Lamb is a powerful image in many Pre Raphaelite works, such as John Millais’ The Lost Sheep.  It appears in Pre Raphaelite paintings such as The Pretty Baa Lambs by Ford Madox Brown; Found by Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Our English Coasts (Strayed Sheep) and The Hireling Shepherd by William Holman Hunt and Mending the Sheep Pen by William Henry, to mention just a few!  Then of, course, there are the numerous stained glass windows by Edward Burne Jones and William Morris depicting the Lamb of God.

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Lambs in the fields around Kirkby Lonsdale, in the beautiful Lune Valley, Lancashire.

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