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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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1578

Unknown woman, formerly known as Florence Nightingale

by Augustus Leopold Egg
oil on panel, circa 1840s-1863
NPG 1578

3254

Florence Nightingale

by Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
pencil, 1846
NPG 3254

4305

Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari'

by Jerry Barrett
oil on canvas, circa 1856
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4305

2939

Florence Nightingale

by Jerry Barrett
watercolour, 1856
NPG 2939

3303

Florence Nightingale

by Jerry Barrett
pencil and watercolour, 1856
NPG 3303

1784

Florence Nightingale

by Sir George Scharf
pencil, 28 December 1857
NPG 1784

6202

The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari

by Jerry Barrett
oil on canvas, 1857
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6202

1748

Florence Nightingale

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

Ax27595

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1854
NPG Ax27595

x16136

Florence Nightingale

printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (1854)
NPG x16136

x16135

Florence Nightingale

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

x16138

Florence Nightingale

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

Ax28403

Florence Nightingale

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

x46634

Florence Nightingale

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

x16137

Florence Nightingale

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

Ax29671

Florence Nightingale

by Goodman of Derby, or by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG Ax29671

x16182

Florence Nightingale

by Goodman of Derby, or by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite on card mount, circa 1857
NPG x16182

x16139

Florence Nightingale

by Goodman of Derby, or by Alfred William Bennett, published by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x16139

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