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showing a pensive young girl with ringlets looking down as she bunches a draped cloth at her wrist, leaning against a rock with one foot raised, set on the original grey marble column carved with a floral garland and ‘Florence’ in gilt, signed C E Smith Sc. Liverpool.
Mary Florence Dickinson (née Bickersteth) of Red How
and thence by descent.
The Bickersteth and Dickinson Families
Florence (1860-1922) was born into a respected medical family in Liverpool, three generations of which held the prestigious post of ‘Surgeon at the Liverpool Royal Infirmary’. Her father, Edward Robert Bickersteth (1828-1908), studied medicine at Edinburgh and St Bartholomew's, London. He supported Joseph Lister's early work on antiseptics and married the sister of fellow student Charles Murchison. He built up a large surgical practice, founded a private nursing home and taught clinical and systematic surgery until 1888. From then onwards he was a member of the Hospital Committee, until he became president of the Infirmary in 1904, residing mainly in Craig-y-Don, Anglesey, where he also kept a yacht. On his death he left a considerable sum to the building of a new Out-patient Department. He had two sons and three daughters, the youngest of whom was Mary Florence, known as Florence.
|Height||41.50 inch||(105.41 cm)|
|External Height||73.50 inch||(186.69 cm)|
|External Width||22.00 inch||(55.88 cm)|
|External Depth||17.00 inch||(43.18 cm)|
Wick Antiques Ltd
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park