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Sir Henry Knight Storks (1811-1874), Lieutenant-General

Sitter in 6 portraits
Commissioned into the army in 1832, Storks rose swiftly through the ranks and by 1854 had become a Colonel. During the Crimean War, he was in charge of the British establishments in Turkey, from the Bosphorus to Smyrna, and received the rank of Major-General. He superintended the final British withdrawal from Turkey at the end of the war. In 1859 Storks became the last High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands. The British protectorate was resigned by treaty in 1863, and the islands united with Greece. He later served as Governor, first of Malta and then of Jamaica.

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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


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


Sir Henry Knight Storks

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 24 December 1870
NPG 2602


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


Sir Henry Knight Storks ('Statesmen No. 70.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 24 December 1870
NPG D43463

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