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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.

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Sylvia Pankhurst, by Sylvia Pankhurst - NPG 4999

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Sylvia Pankhurst
chalk, circa 1907-1910
NPG 4999

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Herbert Cole - NPG 4244

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Herbert Cole
chalk, circa 1925
NPG 4244

Suffragette March in Hyde Park, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston) - NPG x17396

Suffragette March in Hyde Park

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

Sylvia Pankhurst; Charlotte Despard (née French), by Unknown photographer - NPG x35726

Sylvia Pankhurst; Charlotte Despard (née French)

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, circa 1916
NPG x35726

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84425

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 25 February 1927
NPG x84425

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84426

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 25 February 1927
NPG x84426

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18834

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18835

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Howard Coster - NPG x24527

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Howard Coster - NPG x24528

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Howard Coster - NPG x24529

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Howard Coster - NPG x24530

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Howard Coster - NPG x24531

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Howard Coster - NPG x24532

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Howard Coster - NPG x24533

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x90892

Sylvia Pankhurst

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1950
NPG x90892

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x19651

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Sylvia Pankhurst, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x19652

Sylvia Pankhurst

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

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Sylvia Pankhurst

by George Grantham Bain
vintage print, 1910s
NPG x194305

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