"Follow Me", by Tom Curr (copy)

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

Copy, 51cm x 67.5cm.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tom Curr, a Scottish artist, was commissioned by the London Missionary Society to produce "Follow Me" in 1935. The illustration of Christ leading a group of children of different races along a road, went on to became a hugely popular Sunday School picture, and was also distributed in the USA and Canada. Tom Curr's work followed on from the success of Harold Copping's "Hope of the World", commissioned by the London Missionary Society in 1915. Copping died in 1932.

The picture was first announced in the Chronicle of the London Missionary Society, Sep 1935, as follows: "The Society has felt the need in recent years for an additional picture to illustrate Christ's leadership and especially designed to promote in children a keen sense of fellowship and kinship with children of all races and in Jesus a common leader. Mr Tom Curr, an artist of considerable reputation, was approached and he gladly consented to paint the picture."

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Edges of the print are torn.

Archivist's Note

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