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51 People in sitter grouping:


The Suffragette movement grew out of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, founded by Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (nee Garrett) in 1897. The union argued that women should be part of the electoral process have the same rights to vote as men. In 1903, Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia founded the Women's Social and Political Union. Taking a more militant approach, the women demonstrated, chained themselves to Buckingham Palace and were often arrested. The group's imprisonment was defined by their tactic of hunger strike. This led to the 'Cat and Mouse Act' under the (Herbert Henry) Asquith government. Instead of force feeding the prisoners, officials could wait until they had nearly died from starvation before releasing them, often to be re-arrested for a petty offence soon after. The term 'Suffragette' was first used by the journalist Charles E. Hands in the London Daily Mail. The beginning of the First World War saw an end to the hunger strikes and a shift to focus on the war effort. In 1918 the Representation of the People's Act 1918 was passed which entitled women over the age of 30, who also met specific property requirements, the right to vote. In 1928, this act was extended to include women over the age of 21.

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

Militant suffragette; daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst
Sitter in 15 portraits

Emmeline Pankhurst

Militant suffragette
Sitter in 14 portraits

Sylvia Pankhurst

Militant suffragette; daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits

Mary A. Aldham

active 1910s
Sitter in 1 portrait

Gertrude Mary Ansell

Suffragette and member of the Fabian Women's Group
Sitter in 2 portraits

Helen Alexander Archdale (née Russell)

Journalist; Suffragette
Sitter in 1 portrait

Jennie Baines

Militant suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits

Annie Bell

born 1874
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sarah Benett

Suffragette; Tresurer of the Women's Freedom League
Sitter in 1 portrait

Teresa Mary Billington-Greig

Suffragette and political theorist; wife of Frederick Lewis Greig; daughter of William Billington
Sitter in 1 portrait

Maud Brindley

born 1866
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sophie Bryant (née Willock)

Educationalist; Irish patriot; suffragist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Lady Constance Georgina Bulwer-Lytton

Suffragette; daughter of 1st Earl of Lytton
Sitter in 7 portraits

(Julia Sarah) Anne Cobden-Sanderson

Socialist and suffragette
Sitter in 8 portraits

(Emma) Jane Catherine Cobden Unwin

Suffragist and radical
Sitter in 5 portraits

Dame Kathleen D'Olier Courtney

Suffragist and peace campaigner and Joint President of United Nations Association
Sitter in 2 portraits

Ethel Cox

active 1910s
Sitter in 1 portrait

Emily Wilding Davison

Sitter associated with 2 portraits

Charlotte Despard (née French)

Suffragette and social worker
Sitter in 9 portraits

Florence Flora Drummond

'General Drummond'; Scottish suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits