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Theology, Directing the Labours of Science and Art

Photo credit: John Rylands Research Institute and Library

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A statue of three figures, 'Theology Directing the Labours of Science and Art', dominates the historic entrance hall. The sculpture took three years to complete and it embodies Mrs Rylands' intention for Nonconformist theology to be the library's primary focus.

John Rylands Research Institute and Library





Penrith sandstone


H 180 x W 180 x D 70 cm (E);
Plinth: H 70 x W 180 x D 50 cm (E)

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commissioned by Enriqueta Rylands

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John Rylands Research Institute and Library

150 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester M3 3EH England

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