FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

Location: Waterloo Place, London
Artist: Sir Arthur George Walker

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. The statue was designed by Sir Arthur George Walker and unveiled in 1915 in Waterloo Place, London.

It is a bronze standing portrait of Nightingale, holding a lamp in her right hand. She stands on a granite pedestal which has bronze plaques showing scenes of her at work - interviewing officers, attending a meeting of nurses and arranging transport for the wounded. The sculptor reflects the decisive contribution Nightingale made at the time and subsequently in civilian life.