'Acts of Mercy' by Frederick Cayley Robinson

"Acts of Mercy is the collective title of four large oil paintings on canvas painted by Frederick Cayley Robinson between 1915 and 1920 for the Middlesex Hospital in London. (…)
The set forms one of the most ambitious schemes to endow a hospital with programmatic paintings about its mission since the frescoes painted by Domenico Di Bartolo and two other painters for the hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena in 1440-44. The Middlesex Hospital paintings form two pairs, a pair of interior scenes traditionally called 'Orphans' and a pair of exterior scenes calld 'The Doctor'. (…) The Middlesex Hospital paintings were acquired by the Wellcome Library in 2009. The intention is that they will be displayed at the entrance of the Library when they are not exhibited elsewhere"1.



'The Doctor'

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (July 2011), courtesy of the Wellcome Library and the Wellcome Collection.

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