NurseVictor Tardieu (1870-1937). Signed, inscribed and dated, ‘Bourbourg Aout 1915’. Dedicated to Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland (1867-1955).

The Florence Nightingale Museum is marking the centenary of WW1 by holding an exhibition that offers a glimpse into the work of nurses in France through paintings by Victor Tardieu. Tardieu painted several scenes of the tented field hospital run by Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland, and these will be on display at the museum as part of their homage to the important and dangerous work performed by women during the first World War. I haven’t yet been to the Florence Nightingale Museum (which is shocking as I know its charming Director well!), but this exhibition is certainly tempting me to pay a visit. – Miranda