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This is one of a pair of paintings (see CWLF 127, 406900) depicting a collector surrounded by his possessions and an physician in his laboratory. Both works consciously perpetuate the tradition of David Teniers, who specialised in alchemists and collector

Objects and paintings illustrating the changing perception and use of medicine

After Messrs. Garrard, Crown Jewellers

Design for the Queen's gift to Florence Nightingale published 14 Feb 1856

RCIN 659460

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Letter from Florence Nightingale to Queen Victoria

Letter from Florence Nightingale to Queen Victoria expressing her gratitude for the brooch the Queen had sent her, 1 December 1855 (RA VIC/MAIN/F/4/15) ©

This is a hand-coloured lithograph of Prince Albert’s design for the badge of the Order of Mercy, which was awarded to Florence Nightingale as a reward for her work. The back of the brooch had an engraving of thanks from Queen Victoria.