DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Arthur WALKER | Florence Nightingale

WALKER, Arthur
England 1861 – 1939
Florence Nightingale c.1913
46.0 (h) x 16.5 (w) cm
Government Art Collection of the United Kingdom, London

In 1910 Walker was commissioned to create a full-size sculpture of Florence Nightingale that would function as the Crimean War Memorial in Waterloo Place, London. This is Walker’s small-scale version of the work.

English nurse, hospital reformer and humanitarian, Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) was the founder of trained nursing as a profession for women. She is best known for her tireless work during the Crimean War, when she is said to have revolutionised British military medical care by increasing standards for sanitation and nutrition, thus dramatically reducing mortality rates.

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