Past And Present

Frederick Cayley Robinson's Acts of Mercy murals at the Middlesex Hospital, London

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6970.1723 (Published 24 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1723
  1. J H Baron, senior lecturera
  1. aDepartment of Surgery, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London W12 ONN

    In the front hall of the Middlesex Hospital, London, are four Acts of Mercy murals by Frederick Cayley Robinson (1862-1927). Each is 300 cm × 480 cm, oil on canvas. Two pictures flanking the central doors to the boardroom on the north wall facing the entrance depict orphans; those on the other two walls depict doctors.

    These paintings were commissioned by Sir Edmund Davis in 1910 for the old hospital. When …

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