Oil on canvas 31 x 23 (12¼ x 9) wide bar.
Signed on the top edge Syrian Pieta treble clef
John Woodhouse June 2019.
This picture is inspired by a statue in a French cemetery and is
meant to convey the horror of carrying a tiny baby across the sea
only for the child to die. I cannot imagine anything worse. Mary
was told by Simeon that a sword would pierce her soul but she had
faith. Even in our deepest grief the Lord is with us to support and
comfort us. We have hope that there is life and death is conquered.