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Ann Davies Synge (née Stephen) (1916-1997), Surgeon; daughter of Adrian and Karin Stephen

Sitter in 8 portraits
Synge was the daughter of psychologist Karin Stephen and psychoanalyst Adrian Stephen (brother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell). She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, where her mother had been a student and later delivered the first lecture course ever given on psychoanalysis. Becoming a medical doctor in 1943, she married the biochemist Richard Synge. The couple did much to promote the Peace movement, especially the Peace Council. Both worked for a comprehensive test ban treaty.

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Ann Davies Synge (née Stephen)

by Unknown photographer
silver gelatin developing-out paper print, 1918
NPG Ax160876


Ann Davies Synge (née Stephen)

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax160885


Karin Stephen with Ann and Judith

by Unknown photographer
silver gelatin developing-out paper print, December 1926
NPG Ax160900


Ann Davies Synge (née Stephen)

by Unknown photographer
silver gelatin developing-out paper print, 1926
NPG Ax160898


Ann Davies Synge (née Stephen)

by Ramsey & Muspratt
vintage contact print, 1937
NPG x31090


Mary O'Malley; Ann Davies Synge (née Stephen); Christopher Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1922-1923
NPG Ax160775

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