Anthony Rossiter, Night Nurse at Desk
Anthony Rossiter RWA (1926-2000)
Night Nurse at Desk
oil on canvas
119th RWA Annual Exhibition: purchased 1971
The Nurse here is seen in a cluttered workspace, as though she will not be able to stop working. It is as if she is the light in the painting that is otherwise dark. It resonates deeply at this time, as we consider NHS and care staff who have been under such workload pressure and upon whom we most depend in the darkness of night.