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Sir William Linton (1801-1880), Army physician

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Pencil, pen and ink and grey wash sketch on scrap of tissue paper by Jerry Barrett, inscr. with lists of names at the right: ‘Military Men / Gnl Storks / Col Sillery / Adj Finnerty / Mr Bracebridge / Medical Officers / Dr Linton / Dr Cumming / Dr Cruikshank / Dr Tredaway / Dr Lawson’, whole-length standing to right with arms extended, in group; Friends’ House L., London, Henry Newman Papers, Temp MSS 1005/15, album titled ‘Scraps by J. Barrett’, p.30. This is a working sketch by Barrett in Scutari drawn at the end of May 1856 for The Mission of Mercy (see NPG 4305 and NPG 6202); only Florence Nightingale is clearly recognisable. [1]

Oil on canvas by Jerry Barrett; see NPG 4305.

Oil on canvas by Jerry Barrett; see NPG 6202.

Pen and ink sketch by Jerry Barrett; see NPG 2939a.

publ. 1858
Mixed media engraving by Samuel Bellin after NPG 6202, Florence Nightingale at Scutari. A Mission of Mercy, publ. Thomas Agnew & Sons, Manchester and Liverpool, Apr. 1858, head-and-shoulders, full face, at extreme left; copies colls NPG D43044 (undated); NAM, 2004-10-51-8 (Apr. 1858); BM, 1903,0420.4 (artist’s proof, dated 1 Nov. 1860); Claydon, Bucks (1861). Ref. Bostridge 2008, p.267. [2]
Undated sheet of notes in pencil and ink, attributed to Nightingale, identifying Linton and other sitters in Bellin’s print; Claydon House Trust, N431.

1) See also [Newman] 1910, p.545, for reference to Barrett in Scutari having decided on the composition ‘after great search’, in May 1856.
2) Bostridge confuses Bellin with T.O. Barlow: Barlow engraved Barrett’s first Crimean picture, Queen Victoria’s First Visit to Her Wounded Soldiers, and this was also published by Agnew’s in 1858.

Carol Blackett-Ord