Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) reformer of nursing and of the Army Medical Services

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street

    This work by the sculptor, painter, book illuminator and mosaic designer Arthur George Walker, is a miniature version of Walker’s statue of Florence Nightingale, located in Waterloo Place, London. The larger sculpture, commissioned in 1910 as a memorial to those killed in the Crimean War, was erected in 1915.

  • About the artist
    Arthur George Walker was born in Hackney. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, eventually being appointed a Royal Academician towards the end of his life, in 1936. Walker produced figurative and monumental sculpture, and was also a painter, book illuminator and mosaic designer. Other public monuments by him include a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst, located at the entrance to Victoria Park Gardens in Westminster, an equestrian statue of John Wesley in Bristol and a statue of Sir Philip Sidney in Shrewsbury.
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    Materials & Techniques
    bronze
  • Details
    Title
    Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) reformer of nursing and of the Army Medical Services
    Date
    Medium
    Bronze statuette
    Dimensions
    height: 46.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christopher Wood Gallery, October 1987
    Inscription
    monogram on base
    GAC number
    16632