The St John Ophthalmic Hospital, Jerusalem

© the estate of David Bomberg. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Museum of the Order of St John

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The first hospital was on the Bethlehem Road. This view is from the valley below. Later the hospital moved into two houses in the old city. A modern hospital in East Jerusalem was opened in 1960, which now has outreach clinics in the West Bank and Gaza.

Museum of the Order of St John



The St John Ophthalmic Hospital, Jerusalem




oil on canvas


H 67 x W 77 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Sir John Strathearn CB, K St J

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Inscription description

Bomberg 37


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