NS6065 : "Charity" (the John Houldsworth Mausoleum)

taken 18 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

"Charity" (the John Houldsworth Mausoleum)
"Charity" (the John Houldsworth Mausoleum)
This marble figure is one of three that are located in or near the John Houldsworth Mausoleum in the Glasgow Necropolis (see NS6065 : Glasgow Necropolis for a view of the mausoleum as a whole). They represent three traditional Christian virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity. Charity, seen here, is shown holding a child. [Ray McKenzie, "Sculpture in Glasgow - an illustrated handbook"]

The figuring representing Faith is located inside the structure: NS6065 : "Faith" (the John Houldsworth Mausoleum).

The mausoleum was commissioned in 1854 by John Houldsworth (1807-59) for his family, who were prominent in the cotton business. John Houldsworth later became the last Provost of Anderston. The mausoleum was designed by John Thomas, who also sculpted these statues. [Ronnie Scott, "Death by design - the true story of the Glasgow Necropolis", pp90-91]
Glasgow Necropolis
The Necropolis is 37 acres in extent, and was formally opened in 1833. Like the Père Lachaise in Paris, it was laid out as a garden cemetery. In 1966, its ownership was transferred from the Merchants House of Glasgow to what is now Glasgow City Council. See LinkExternal link for further information.
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Date Taken
April 2002   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 21 October, 2008
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Sculptor (from Tags)
John Thomas 
Place (from Tags)
Glasgow Necropolis 
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WGS84: 55:51.7830N 4:13.8726W
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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