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Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958), Palaeobotanist; pioneer and advocate of birth control

Sitter in 10 portraits
A pioneering advocate of sex education and family planning and the author of the best-selling books Married Love and Wise Parenthood (1918), which brought the question of family planning into the public arena. She opened several birth control clinics in England. In addition, Stopes had a successful career as a paleobotanist, studying fossil plants and published papers on the composition of coal. Depicted in her academic gowns of University College, London. Kelly greatly admired Stopes, describing her as the 'most remarkable woman, whose fame will outlive so many'.

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Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1933 or before
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4529(341)

Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1933
NPG 4529(341)

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Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 June 1924
NPG x127854

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Harry Stopes-Roe; Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 June 1924
On display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Harry Stopes-Roe; Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 June 1924
NPG x127856

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Harry Stopes-Roe; Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 26 June 1924
NPG x127857

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Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 1948
NPG x93051

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Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 1948
NPG x93050

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