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

Sitter associated with 35 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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x16140

Florence Nightingale

by Goodman of Derby, or by Henry Hering, printed by Frederic Jones
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x16140

Ax29670

Florence Nightingale

by Goodman of Derby, or by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG Ax29670

x82368

Florence Nightingale

by Henry Hering, copied by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1858 (1950s)
NPG x82368

x132535

Florence Nightingale

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

D38969

Florence Nightingale

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

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

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

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

D42825

Florence Nightingale

published by George Henry Davidson, after Unknown artist
lithograph, circa 1855-1856
NPG D42825

D5364

Florence Nightingale

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

D5365

Florence Nightingale

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

D7043

Florence Nightingale

by John Pinches
white metal medal, after 1856
NPG D7043

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

D33870

Florence Nightingale

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

D33871

Florence Nightingale

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

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