William Hogarth works at London’s oldest hospital to be restored
Paintings adorning grand staircase of St Bartholomew’s to benefit from £5m lottery heritage fund grant
Two paintings by William Hogarth on the walls of a grand staircase at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London are to be restored with the help of a £4.9m grant from the National Lottery heritage fund.
Hogarth, an artist, critic and satirist, depicted two biblical stories in the works, the Pool of Bethesda and the Good Samaritan, in the 1730s. They feature 2.1-metre (7ft) high figures, some drawn from real life.