The Real Angel of Mons, ca. 1915

A white female Red Cross nurse with wings gazing at the viewer with arms open.

Nurses working on the battlefields of war were frequently depicted as angels; sometimes, when wounded soldiers are shown close to death, they appear beside them, ethereal and unearthly. Here she is given concrete form, a symbol of healing, spiritual comfort and hope for the future.
Produced by Inter-Art Co., London
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