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Dame Christabel Pankhurst (1880-1958), Militant suffragette; daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst

Sitter in 14 portraits
A leading Suffragette, Christabel Pankhurst was the driving force behind the Women's Social and Political Union, which was founded by her mother, Emmeline, in 1903 in order to lobby for female suffrage. Originally trained as a lawyer at Manchester University, but, as a woman, unable to practice as a barrister, Pankhurst used her legal knowledge to highlight inequality in speeches and pamphlets. The WSPU became increasingly militant, largely under Christabel's bold influence, and from 1905 she orchestrated a campaign of civil disobedience that escalated to include arson and bombing.

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6904

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Richard George Mathews
charcoal and chalk, 1908
NPG 6904

6921

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Ethel Wright
oil on canvas, exhibited 1909
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6921

x26018

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, mid 1900s
NPG x26018

x32605

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Lambert Weston & Son
bromide postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x32605

x45194

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence; Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Unknown photographer
postcard print, 21 June 1908
NPG x45194

x135535

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin), published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, 1908
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x135535

x46490

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Kate Simmons
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x46490

x17396

Suffragette March in Hyde Park

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
cream-toned velox print, 23 July 1910
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x17396

x32608

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Record Press
bromide press print, September 1913
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x32608

x7200

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
whole-plate autochrome, 1925-1935
NPG x7200

x6196

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1925-1935
NPG x6196