Sisters of Bethany

Sisters of Bethany

John Warrington Wood (1839-1886)

Signed in cursive script on rear of chair J. WARRINGTON WOOD “Sculp Rome 1871”

Marble

1.48 m, high; base 78 cm. high

Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland

Inscription: on front of plinth: “THE SISTERS OF BETHANY / ‘THE MASTER IS COME AND CALLETH FOR THEE’” This quotation from John 11:28, Martha's cheerful call to Mary, also provided the title of a poem by Christina Rossetti and appears on Victorian tombstones, such as that of George Edward Rood at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol.

Photograph by Robert Freidus; text by Freidus and George P. Landow.

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