Miss Nightingale At Scutari (The Lady With The Lamp) (1854) (1891)

What Is It?

Today I saw an image on the front page of Wikimedia Commons, and it caught my attention; this image is the Picture Of The Day for May 12, 2017, and this image is of a painting called Miss Nightingale At Scutari (The Lady With The Lamp) (1854) (1891) by the painter Henrietta Rae.

What is it about?

It is said to be a painting of Florence Nightingale at Scutari during the Crimean War.

This is how The Library Of Congress describes this painting:

The lady with the lamp (Miss Nightingale at Scutari, 1854)
Florence Nightingale holding lamp in front of man.
Contributor Names
Cassell & Company, publisher
Created / Published
London : Cassell & Company, Limited, 1891.
Subject Headings
– Nightingale, Florence,–1820-1910
Format Headings
Portrait prints–1850-1860.
– Additional text: Presented with Yule tide, 1891. From the painting by Henrietta Rae (Mrs. Normand)
1 print : chromolithograph, color.
Call Number/Physical Location
PGA – Cassell & Company–Lady with the Lamp (D size) [P&P]
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
pga 00466 //
cph 3g04239 //
cph 3b23013 //
Library of Congress Control Number
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-pga-00466 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC4-4239 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-75815 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication in the U.S. Use elsewhere may be restricted by other countries’ laws. For general information, see “Copyright and Other Restrictions …,”
Online Format
1 print : chromolithograph, color. | Florence Nightingale holding lamp in front of man.
LCCN Permalink
Additional Metadata Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

My Thoughts

I like some of the details of the clothing and how the candlelight reflects on it, I like some of the colors, and I like the detail on one of her arms.

It is good to see some good quality images of works of art like this on Wikimedia Commons.

The end,

  • John Jr

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