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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

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