Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)

Photo credit: Tracy Jenkins / Art UK

How you can use this image

 

This image is available to be shared and re-used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial licence (CC BY-NC).

This image can be reproduced in any way apart from any commercial uses.

Wherever you reproduce the image or an altered version of it, you must attribute the original creators (acknowledge the original artist(s), the person/organisation that took the photograph of the work) and any other stated rights holders.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find more images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.

Download

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Nightingale is represented as though walking the wards of the Scutari Hospital, with her lamp in her right hand, whilst her left gathers her skirts. Four reliefs decorate the pedestal, beginning chronologically at the back, with a scene at the War Office in 1854. Sidney Herbert rises to greet Florence Nightingale, who is accompanied by two similarly dressed women. Around the table at which Herbert has been sitting are gathered a number of military men. On the right side of the pedestal is a scene in the Hospital at Scutari. Nightingale leads an elderly military gentleman on a tour of the wards. The setting of the scene on the front of the pedestal replicates that on the front of the Sidney Herbert Memorial. Nightingale stands at the top of the steps of the Herbert Hospital at Woolwich, whilst wounded soldiers are brought in.


Date

1911–1915

Medium

bronze & red granite

Measurements

H 275 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 325 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

SW1Y_TJ_S025

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Nightingale Memorial Fund

Work type

Statue

Custodian

English Heritage

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

24th February 1915

Listing date

05/02/70

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

stamped: G.A.Walker

Inscription description

gold lettering to three sides of plinth: FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE O.M. / BORN MAY 12 1820 / DIED AUG 13 1910


Tags

You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

Located at

Waterloo Place, Westminster

SW1Y 5ED

Located on an island site in the centre of the road, in front of the Guards’ Crimea Memorial, facing toward Pall Mall.