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Sheepskin Collection

"Sheepskin: A Symbol of History, Style

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Gunners in sheepskin coats, Bazentin, France, WW1

Gunners in sheepskin coats, Bazentin, France, WW1
Gunners wearing sheepskin coats at Bazentin-le-Petit, northern France, during the First World War. They are sitting on a stack of artillery shells. Date: November 1916

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Police guard of the British Legation at Pekin, 1864. Creator: Frederick John Skill

Police guard of the British Legation at Pekin, 1864. Creator: Frederick John Skill
Police guard of the British Legation at Pekin, 1864. Engraving from a photograph by John and Charles Watkins, of '...the costume and appearance of a party of men

Background imageSheepskin Collection: The splitting of sheepskin

The splitting of sheepskin
5311847 The splitting of sheepskin; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the splitting of sheepskin to produce skiver. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Altai Man in National Costume (Hat: Kuaraan Boruk, Sheepskin Coat: Ton, with a... 1911-1913)

Altai Man in National Costume (Hat: Kuaraan Boruk, Sheepskin Coat: Ton, with a... 1911-1913)
Altai Man in National Costume (Hat: Kuaraan Boruk, Sheepskin Coat: Ton, with a Stepped Cutout) on a Horse, 1911-1913. From a collection of color postcards of the Altay, or Altai

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Altai Woman in National Costume (Hat: Kuaraan Boruk, Sheepskin Coat: Ton, Sleeveless... 1911-1913)

Altai Woman in National Costume (Hat: Kuaraan Boruk, Sheepskin Coat: Ton, Sleeveless... 1911-1913)
Altai Woman in National Costume (Hat: Kuaraan Boruk, Sheepskin Coat: Ton, Sleeveless Garment: Chegedek; Clothing of a Married Woman) with a Horse, 1911-1913

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Sheep Butcher. Creator: Unknown

Sheep Butcher. Creator: Unknown
Sheep Butcher, Unknown date. Manner of David Teniers the Younger

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Seated boy with hat and sheepskin, 1766-1815. Creator: Jacob van Strij

Seated boy with hat and sheepskin, 1766-1815. Creator: Jacob van Strij
Seated boy with hat and sheepskin, 1766-1815

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Ferry Boat, 1666. Creator: Adriaen van de Velde

Ferry Boat, 1666. Creator: Adriaen van de Velde
Ferry Boat, 1666

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Osbourn, Lloyd, Mr. portrait photograph, between 1915 and 1918. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Osbourn, Lloyd, Mr. portrait photograph, between 1915 and 1918. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Osbourn, Lloyd, Mr. portrait photograph, between 1915 and 1918

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Keeling, Robert Lee, Mr. portrait photograph, 1915 Feb. 4. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Keeling, Robert Lee, Mr. portrait photograph, 1915 Feb. 4. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Keeling, Robert Lee, Mr. portrait photograph, 1915 Feb. 4

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Lubra, a young Australian Woman, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Lubra, a young Australian Woman, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Lubra, a young Australian Woman, 1850. Portrait of...a young woman, with her hunting spear. They tattoo themselves only to a limited extent...They wear sheep-skins, with the wool next the skin

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Fingoe Woman, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Fingoe Woman, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Fingoe Woman, 1850. The Fingoe Woman from Algoa Bay was sketched at Port Elizabeth, where a large portion of this tribe is located along the coast as far as Sunday's River

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Begging Dervish in a Sheepskin Mantle, Second quarter of 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Begging Dervish in a Sheepskin Mantle, Second quarter of 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Begging Dervish in a Sheepskin Mantle, Second quarter of 17th century

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Figures prepared by Baron von Hess for a painted window in Glasgow Cathedral: John the Baptist

Figures prepared by Baron von Hess for a painted window in Glasgow Cathedral: John the Baptist, 1862 Creator: Unknown
Figures prepared by Baron von Hess for a painted window in Glasgow Cathedral: John the Baptist, 1862. This great work of embellishing a national monument

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Bono, lead singer with Irish rock band U2 from Dublin, pictured during informal press

Bono, lead singer with Irish rock band U2 from Dublin, pictured during informal press conference ahead of concert at Tiffanys dance hall, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland, 2nd March 1983

Background imageSheepskin Collection: American pop singers Sonny and Cher on arrival at Heathrow Airport. 5th April 1969

American pop singers Sonny and Cher on arrival at Heathrow Airport. 5th April 1969

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Allen Batsford, manager of Walton & Hersham Amateur side who went on to be manager of

Allen Batsford, manager of Walton & Hersham Amateur side who went on to be manager of Wimbledon. November 1973 P017124

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Zulu warrior in traditional dress with fighting

Zulu warrior in traditional dress with fighting spear

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Picco, the Sardinian Minstrel - from a photograph by John Watkins, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Picco, the Sardinian Minstrel - from a photograph by John Watkins, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Picco, the Sardinian Minstrel - from a photograph by John Watkins, 1856. This young man, who has been astonishing the...musical world by his performances on an instrument of the humblest possible

Background imageSheepskin Collection: The Shepherd Boy (marble)

The Shepherd Boy (marble)
5934322 The Shepherd Boy (marble) by Thorvaldsen, Bertel (1770-1844); 101x85x57 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageSheepskin Collection: The Awakening, 1870 (oil on canvas)

The Awakening, 1870 (oil on canvas)
WH49023 The Awakening, 1870 (oil on canvas) by Lecadre, Alphonse Eugene Felix (1842-75); 96x195 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Whitford & Hughes, London, UK

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Evening Glow

Evening Glow
Jan Slotboom

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Moudros, Lemnos, Greece - Curing Skins. The sheepskins were used to make shoes

Moudros, Lemnos, Greece - Curing Skins. The sheepskins were used to make shoes, which proved popular purchases for the British Naval personnel who visited Moudros. Date: 1922

Background imageSheepskin Collection: The adoration of the shepherds who kneel together at right before the infant Christ

The adoration of the shepherds who kneel together at right before the infant Christ, the Virgin and Saint Joseph at left, two angels above, in an octagonal frame, after Reni, ca. 1655-93

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Shop window display in Central London

Shop window display in Central London
A mannequin and a stuffed bear in a clothes shop window in Central London. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Scenes in South Africa, 1820

Scenes in South Africa, 1820
View of the Cape of Good Hope 46, Khoikhoi people with oxen and wagons 47, and Griqua people crossing a river 48. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rev

Background imageSheepskin Collection: On the Front: Churchill and Montgomery observe a dogfight, 1944 (b / w photo)

On the Front: Churchill and Montgomery observe a dogfight, 1944 (b / w photo)
STC368762 On the Front: Churchill and Montgomery observe a dogfight, 1944 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: from Der zweite Weltkrieg im Bild)

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Peasant woman of Milan, 18th century, Italy, from a print by Francesco Londonio

Peasant woman of Milan, 18th century, Italy, from a print by Francesco Londonio
5855378 Peasant woman of Milan, 18th century, Italy, from a print by Francesco Londonio. by Lechevallier-Chevignard, Edmond (1825-1902); (add.info.: Peasant woman of Milan, 18th century, Italy)

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Village Industries - pottery and parchment making

Village Industries - pottery and parchment making
Page from The Sphere reporting on pottery making in Dorset and the making of parchment in Havant, Hampshire which had specialised in parchment for over 1000 years. 1928

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Italian womens fashions, late 16th century

Italian womens fashions, late 16th century
Woman of Genoa with bouquet A, woman of Pisa holding a feather fan B, and details of a pair of Venetian womans shoes in sheepskin C, D, E, F

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Costumes of city dwellers and farmers

Costumes of city dwellers and farmers. Middle-class man in overcoat of sheepskin with half moons over a silk robe, farmers in jackets and trousers

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist and Angels, 1765 (oil on canvas)

Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist and Angels, 1765 (oil on canvas)
3492916 Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist and Angels, 1765 (oil on canvas) by Boucher, Francois (1703-70); 41 x 34.6 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Stained glass window at east end of the south aisle of Bristol Cathedral showing Gideon

Stained glass window at east end of the south aisle of Bristol Cathedral showing Gideon
2831313 Stained glass window at east end of the south aisle of Bristol Cathedral showing Gideon and the Fleece (w/c on paper) by Manning, Joseph (c.1801-1861/1871); Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Leadenhall Slaughter House, from the West, 1870-90 (b / w photo)

Leadenhall Slaughter House, from the West, 1870-90 (b / w photo)
5917339 Leadenhall Slaughter House, from the West, 1870-90 (b/w photo) by Wormald, Edward (fl.1858-88); Leeds Museums and Art Galleries (Abbey House Museum) UK; (add.info)

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Baby lying on a sheepskin (b / w photo)

Baby lying on a sheepskin (b / w photo)
3093930 Baby lying on a sheepskin (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Baby lying on a sheepskin)

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Emperor Maximillian I, from Honor Military, and Civill, William Segar, pub

Emperor Maximillian I, from Honor Military, and Civill, William Segar, pub
3051731 Emperor Maximillian I, from Honor Military, and Civill, William Segar, pub. Robert Barker, London, 1602 (hand coloured engraving) by Rogers

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Japanese Kamikaze pilots at a Shinto temple before flying into battle, 1944-45 (photo)

Japanese Kamikaze pilots at a Shinto temple before flying into battle, 1944-45 (photo)
PNP365621 Japanese Kamikaze pilots at a Shinto temple before flying into battle, 1944-45 (photo) by Japanese Photographer (20th century); Private Collection; Peter Newark Military Pictures; Japanese

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Shepherd Boy, 1817 (marble)

Shepherd Boy, 1817 (marble)
NUL93341 Shepherd Boy, 1817 (marble) by Thorvaldsen, Bertel (1770-1844); Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark; Danish, out of copyright

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Tibetan Man, ca. 1893. Creator: Antonio Zeno Shindler

Tibetan Man, ca. 1893. Creator: Antonio Zeno Shindler
Tibetan Man, ca. 1893

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Saint John the Baptist, 1591. Creator: Cherubino Alberti

Saint John the Baptist, 1591. Creator: Cherubino Alberti
Saint John the Baptist, 1591

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Italian Boy in Sheepskin Jacket, ca. 1855. Creator: Pierre-Louis-Joseph de Coninck

Italian Boy in Sheepskin Jacket, ca. 1855. Creator: Pierre-Louis-Joseph de Coninck
Italian Boy in Sheepskin Jacket, ca. 1855

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Miss Jetset

Miss Jetset
Jan Slotboom

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Scene from the play The Tigers Cub. 6th February 1916

Scene from the play The Tigers Cub. 6th February 1916

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Snooker Champion Alex 'Hurricane'Higgins leaving Heathrow airport for

Snooker Champion Alex "Hurricane"Higgins leaving Heathrow airport for
Snooker Champion Alex " Hurricane" Higgins leaving Heathrow airport for Manchester, after winning the Embassy Benson and Hedges, " Masters" Snooker Tournament

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Davy Jones after arriving in Manchester from Los Angeles

Davy Jones after arriving in Manchester from Los Angeles, finding the weather " the coldest I have ever experienced" 7th January 1970

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Sleeping Shepherd Boy and Woman with a Child, 1759 / 1782. Creator: Francesco Londonio

Sleeping Shepherd Boy and Woman with a Child, 1759 / 1782. Creator: Francesco Londonio
Sleeping Shepherd Boy and Woman with a Child, 1759/1782

Background imageSheepskin Collection: Saint John the Baptist Pray for Us, c. 1820. Creator: Unknown

Saint John the Baptist Pray for Us, c. 1820. Creator: Unknown
Saint John the Baptist Pray for Us, c. 1820

Background imageSheepskin Collection: The Baptism of Christ, c. 1335. Creator: Giovanni Baronzio

The Baptism of Christ, c. 1335. Creator: Giovanni Baronzio
The Baptism of Christ, c. 1335



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"Sheepskin: A Symbol of History, Style, and Utility" From the battlefields of Bazentin in France during World War 1 to the serene landscapes depicted in marble sculptures, it has left an indelible mark throughout history. Gunners clad in sheepskin coats braved the harsh conditions of war, finding solace and warmth amidst chaos. In a different realm of artistry, "The Shepherd Boy, " a mesmerizing marble creation, showcases the delicate beauty that can be carved from this versatile material. Its intricate details capture both innocence and strength. Across continents and cultures, it has played diverse roles. Lubra, an Australian aborigine woman from 1850s Australia found comfort and protection in her sheepskin garments as she navigated her ancestral lands with grace. Even British Conservative politician Peter Thorneycroft recognized the practicality and elegance when he donned it for his own sartorial choices. During World War 1, British soldiers sought respite from bitter cold by embracing their trusty sheepskin jackets within wooded battlegrounds. Sheepskins have also made appearances on notable figures like Emma Booker and Clare Peploe or even Bono himself – lead singer of U2 – who effortlessly exuded style while wrapped in its cozy embrace during informal press events. Beyond fashion statements or artistic expressions lies utility. Allen Batsford managed Walton & Hersham Amateur side before becoming renowned for his managerial skills; however, it was perhaps his choice to wear a practical sheepskin coat that kept him warm during those chilly matches that truly set him apart. Artistic masterpieces such as "The Awakening" or tranquil scenes like "Evening Glow" depict how light dances upon these natural fibers creating ethereal moments frozen forever on canvas. Traveling back to Moudros in Greece circa 1922 reveals yet another facet of this remarkable material's story. Sheepskins were transformed into shoes, becoming popular purchases for British Naval personnel who recognized their durability and comfort.