Ether Monument 2
Boston Public Gardens, Boston, Massachusetts

The Ether Monument (1867) commemorates the first use of ether as an anesthetic in 1846 at Massachusetts General Hospital. The 40-foot tall monument displays figures from the good Samaritan sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward. The parable  [Luke 10:25-37] teaches the morality of providing mercy to the suffering. A Samaritan, represented by the turbaned, bearded figure, cradles the victim of bandits who beat him and stripped of his clothes. The foreigner is the only one to stop and help the man, bathing his wounds in oil and wine.

14 x 20

Watercolor on paper