Mr Gawin Kirkham was Secretary of the Open-Air Mission for a number of years in the later half of the 19th Century, and preached from a 9ft x 12 ft copy of this picture in Open Air meetings, Churches and meetings, the length and breadth of the UK, also visiting the United States, the Continent and the Near East.
Text below the Broad and the Narrow Way Picture - reads:
“This Picture is of German origin. It was designed by Mrs. Charlotte Reihlen, of Stuttgart, in 1862; and, at her request, was painted by Herr SCHACHER, a young Artist, also of Stuttgart. A Dutch Edition was produced in Holland in 1866. One of these Dutch copies was brought from Amsterdam in 1868 by Mr. GAWIN KIRKHAM. from an enlarged copy of which he has lectured nearly a thousand times. This English Edition was issued in 1883. The “History and Explanation of the Picture,” with Portraits of Mrs.REIHLEN and Mr KIRKHAM, may also be had of the Publishers.”
The picture was originally printed by publishers Messrs. MORGAN AND SCOTT. And entered at Stationers' Hall by Mr Gawin Kirkham. This edition is republished from private collection © Peter N Millward.
Detail from picture
The symbol of the all seeing eye of God - 1 Peter 3:12 This republished edition is without triangle
To read more about the history of this fascinating picture please click image below