Florence Nightingale. Coloured mezzotint by C.A.Tomkins, 1855, after J. Butterworth.

  • Butterworth, J., active 1839-1854.
30 June 1855
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Crimean War: Florence Nightingale with her candle making the night round of the wards at Scutari hospital


London (22 Ludgate Hill) : Lloyd Brothers & Co., 30 June 1855.

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1 print : mezzotint, with watercolour ; platemark 41.8 x 36.5 cm


Florence Nightingale an angel of mercy. Scutari hospital 1855. When all the medical officers have retired for the night, and silence and darkness have settled down upon those miles of prostrate sick, she may be observed alone, with a little lamp in her hand, making her solitary rounds" letter from Scutari, in the Times, February 1855... Butterworth. Tomkins.

References note

R. Burgess, Portraits of doctors & scientists in the Wellcome Institute, London 1973, no. 2151.8


Wellcome Collection 9974i


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