Search the Collection

Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960), Militant suffragette; daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst

Sitter in 19 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
Pankhurst was one of the leading figures in the campaign to establish votes for women. The daughter of the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and of the legal reformer Dr Richard Pankhurst, she turned to a career in human rights after studying to be an artist. She took part in demonstrations and violent acts in support of the cause and was arrested eight times between 1913 and 1914. In prison, she went on hunger strike to reinforce her protest. Pankhurst was a leading anti-war campaigner during the First World War. During the 1930s she was active in the fight against fascism and helped Jewish refugees. She championed Ethiopian independence, and died in Addis Ababa , where she was accorded a state funeral.

List Thumbnail

4999

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Sylvia Pankhurst
chalk, circa 1907-1910
NPG 4999

4244

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Herbert Cole
chalk, circa 1925
NPG 4244

x17396

Suffragette March in Hyde Park

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
cream-toned velox print, 23 July 1910
NPG x17396

x35726

Sylvia Pankhurst; Charlotte Despard (née French)

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, circa 1916
NPG x35726

x84425

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 25 February 1927
NPG x84425

x84426

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 25 February 1927
NPG x84426

x18834

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 25 February 1927
NPG x18834

x18835

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 25 February 1927
NPG x18835

x24527

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x24527

x24528

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x24528

x24529

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x24529

x24530

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x24530

x24531

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x24531

x24532

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x24532

x24533

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x24533

x90892

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1950
NPG x90892

x19651

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1950?
NPG x19651

x19652

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1950?
NPG x19652

x194305

Sylvia Pankhurst

by George Grantham Bain
vintage print, 1910s
NPG x194305

Related People

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, something missing, or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have any information to share please complete the form below

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.