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Sairey Gamp, from Martin Chuzzlewit, 1923 (colour litho) Featured A. Melandri Image

Sairey Gamp, from Martin Chuzzlewit, 1923 (colour litho)

KDC465753 Sairey Gamp, from Martin Chuzzlewit, 1923 (colour litho)
by Clarke, Joseph Clayton (Kyd) (1856-1937); Private Collection; ( Sairey or Sarah Gamp; drunken and dissolute nurse, whose character became a notorious stereotype for the bad nurses in the early Victorian era, before the reforms of campaigners like Florence Nightingale; her caricature personality became popular with the British public and umbrellas became known as gamps after her own umbrella which she displayed with particular ostentation'; character was based on a real nurse described to Dickens by his friend, Angela Burdett-Coutts; illustration from the series of Character Sketches from Charles Dickens, produced as cigarette cards by John Player & Sons;); British, out of copyright

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