Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) reformer of nursing and of the Army Medical Services
About the work
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.
- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) reformer of nursing and of the Army Medical Services
- Bronze statuette
- height: 46.00 cm
- Purchased from Christopher Wood Gallery, October 1987
- monogram on base
- GAC number