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Florence Nightingale

(1820-1910), Reformer of hospital nursing and of the Army Medical Services

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter associated with 36 portraits
Nightingale reformed hospital nursing during the 19th Century. She trained as a sick nurse and was invited to take nurses out to tend the wounded in the Crimean War (1854). She travelled to Scutari, a suburb of Constantinople, where she transformed the appalling conditions at the Barrack Hospital and laid the foundations for lasting reforms in nursing care. Her campaign on behalf of the sick and wounded British soldiers was one of the great achievements. Within months she was described in the British press as a 'ministering angel' and demands were made for her likeness. She was subsequently consulted by foreign governments at war as an authority on hospital administration and sanitation.

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Florence Nightingale, by Sir John Robert Steell, cast by  Alessandro Parlanti - NPG 1748

Florence Nightingale

by Sir John Robert Steell, cast by Alessandro Parlanti
bronze bust, 1859-1862
On display at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 1748

Florence Nightingale, by Henry Hering - NPG Ax29671

Florence Nightingale

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, (late 1856-1857)
NPG Ax29671

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax27595

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG Ax27595

Florence Nightingale, by Henry Hering - NPG x16182

Florence Nightingale

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, (late 1856-1857)
NPG x16182

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x16135

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG x16135

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn, published by  Ashford Brothers & Co - NPG x16138

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn, published by Ashford Brothers & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG x16138

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax28403

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG Ax28403

Florence Nightingale, printed by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG x16136

Florence Nightingale

printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (circa 1856)
NPG x16136

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x46634

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG x46634

Florence Nightingale, by Henry Hering, published by  Alfred William Bennett - NPG x16139

Florence Nightingale

by Henry Hering, published by Alfred William Bennett
albumen carte-de-visite, (late 1856-1857)
NPG x16139

Florence Nightingale, by Henry Hering, copied by  Elliott & Fry - NPG x82368

Florence Nightingale

by Henry Hering, copied by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1950s (late 1856-1857)
NPG x82368

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn, published by  London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x16137

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn, published by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG x16137

Florence Nightingale, by Henry Hering, printed by  Frederic Jones - NPG x16140

Florence Nightingale

by Henry Hering, printed by Frederic Jones
albumen carte-de-visite, (late 1856-1857)
NPG x16140

Florence Nightingale, by Henry Hering - NPG Ax29670

Florence Nightingale

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, (late 1856-1857)
NPG Ax29670

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  (George) Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, an - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and (George) Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, an
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x139661

Florence Nightingale, after S.G. Payne & Son - NPG x132535

Florence Nightingale

after S.G. Payne & Son
bromide postcard print, 1891
NPG x132535

Florence Nightingale, by Sir Emery Walker, after  Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake - NPG D38969

Florence Nightingale

by Sir Emery Walker, after Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
collotype, (1846)
NPG D38969

Florence Nightingale, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Day & Son, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Joanna Hilary Bonham Carter, after  John Pinches - NPG D38970

Florence Nightingale

by Richard James Lane, printed by Day & Son, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Joanna Hilary Bonham Carter, after John Pinches
lithograph, published 28 November 1854
NPG D38970

Florence Nightingale, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Day & Son, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Joanna Hilary Bonham Carter, after  John Pinches - NPG D22261

Florence Nightingale

by Richard James Lane, printed by Day & Son, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Joanna Hilary Bonham Carter, after John Pinches
lithograph, published 28 November 1854
NPG D22261

Florence Nightingale, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Day & Son, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Joanna Hilary Bonham Carter, after  John Pinches - NPG D22404

Florence Nightingale

by Richard James Lane, printed by Day & Son, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Joanna Hilary Bonham Carter, after John Pinches
lithograph, published 28 November 1854
NPG D22404

Florence Nightingale, published by Illustrated London News - NPG D5364

Florence Nightingale

published by Illustrated London News
woodcut, published 24 February 1855
NPG D5364

Florence Nightingale, by Francis Holl, after  Frances Parthenope, Lady Verney - NPG D5365

Florence Nightingale

by Francis Holl, after Frances Parthenope, Lady Verney
lithograph, published 1855
NPG D5365

Florence Nightingale, published by George Henry Davidson, after  Unknown artist - NPG D42825

Florence Nightingale

published by George Henry Davidson, after Unknown artist
lithograph, published circa 1856-1857
NPG D42825

Florence Nightingale, by John Pinches - NPG D7043

Florence Nightingale

by John Pinches
white metal medal, circa 1856
NPG D7043

Florence Nightingale at Scutari. A Mission of Mercy, by Samuel Bellin, published by  Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after  Jerry Barrett - NPG D43044

Florence Nightingale at Scutari. A Mission of Mercy

by Samuel Bellin, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Jerry Barrett
mixed-method engraving, 1858 (1857)
NPG D43044

Florence Nightingale, after Unknown artist - NPG D33870

Florence Nightingale

after Unknown artist
pencil and crayon, 1910 (1855)
NPG D33870

Florence Nightingale, after Unknown artist - NPG D33871

Florence Nightingale

after Unknown artist
pencil on tracing paper, 1910 (1855)
NPG D33871

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