The Lady of the Lamp

The Lady of the Lamp)

Henrietta Rae (1859–1928)


Chromolithographic reproduction of an oil painting

Cassell’s Christmas annual, Yule-Tide

The painting depicts Florence Nightingale surveying the wounded in Scutari during the Crimean War as she takes care of them — a subject treated in both painting and sculpture. Arthur George Walker’s 1910 bronze sculpture of Nightingale on the Crimean War Memorial, which faces Waterloo Place at the junction of Lower Regent Street and Pall Mall, London, also represents her holding such a middle-eastern oil lamp. —  George P. Landow

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