From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleLady Nightingale’s Monument
About this objectView of the memorial for Lady Elizabeth and Joseph Nightingale at Westminster Abbey. The memorial depicts Joseph protecting Elizabeth from Death who is aiming a large dart at Elizabeth. Elizabeth Nightingale died in childbirth after the shock resulting from a peal of lightning induced a miscarriage.
Place MadeLondon, England
Date Madeca. 1860-1900
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksverso of mat: [pencil] 79:060:6
Measurements20.5 cm x 13.8 cm (image)
35.5 cm x 30.3 cm (mat)
Subject and Association DescriptionJames Valentine was a 19th century Scottish photographer. Valentine & Sons Ltd. was founded in 1851 and had previously produced engravings. Valentine added portrait photography and opened one of the largest photographic glasshouses in Britain. In the 1860s, he decided to follow George Washington Wilson’s successful business model and began selling topographical views. This led to the company becoming internationally recognized for the postcards they produced.
Subject and Association KeywordsJames Valentine
Subject and Association KeywordsValentine & Sons Ltd.
Subject and Association KeywordsLondon
Subject and Association KeywordsLate 19th Century
Subject and Association KeywordsAlbumen
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
Subject and Association KeywordsWestminster Abbey
Subject and Association KeywordsFunerary Monument
Subject and Association KeywordsDeath
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeAlbumen Print