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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:

Title
The lady with the lamp (Miss Nightingale at Scutari, 1854)
Summary
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
Chromolithographs–Color–1890-1900.
Portrait prints–1850-1860.
Notes
– Additional text: Presented with Yule tide, 1891. From the painting by Henrietta Rae (Mrs. Normand)
Medium
1 print : chromolithograph, color.
Call Number/Physical Location
PGA – Cassell & Company–Lady with the Lamp (D size) [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
pga 00466 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.00466
cph 3g04239 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g04239
cph 3b23013 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b23013
Library of Congress Control Number
96502856
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 …,” https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
1 print : chromolithograph, color. | Florence Nightingale holding lamp in front of man.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96502856
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
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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