Audio slideshow: Acts of Mercy

For nearly 100 years, four giant paintings welcomed visitors to The Middlesex Hospital in central London. 'Acts of Mercy' were painted by Frederick Cayley Robinson, a distinctive yet elusive British artist.

The hospital has since been demolished, but the art has been saved. The new owner, The Wellcome Library, has loaned the canvasses to The National Gallery. Take a look with curator Sarah Herring, and nurse Judith Bradley.

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Frederick Cayley Robinson's 'Acts of Mercy' can be seen at The National Gallery between 14 July and 17 October 2010.

Music courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 13 July 2010.


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