Friday 25 July 2014

Pankhurst Portrait

Yesterday the National Portrait Gallery in London unveiled this painting Dame Christabel Pankhurst (1909) by fellow suffragette Ethel Wright, first shown at the Women’s Exhibition in London in 1909, a fundraising event which highlighted women’s skills and potential. It was bequeathed to NPG by Elizabeth Ruth Dugdale Weir in 2011 and hasn't been on display to the public for 80 years. It's in Room 30, next to the free display Suffragettes: Deeds not Words in Room 31, which shows photos of the turbulent Women’s Social and Political Union (CLICK).


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