14 January 2016

Norah Neilson Gray Royaumont 1918

Norah Neilson Gray (1882-1931) painted The Scottish Women’s Hospital: In the Cloister of the Abbey at Royaumon just after the war was over: ‘she had volunteered as a nurse at the Scottish Women’s Hospital outside Paris that was funded, set up, run and staffed by women. Off duty, she painted scenes from the wards’ (comment taken from a very good article in The Herald here).  And there is an excellent blog post about The Women of Royaumont – in the first photograph Cicely Hamilton is the one sitting down.