6 of 21 portraits of Keir Hardie
by Sylvia Pankhurst
watercolour, before 1910
14 7/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (377 mm x 268 mm)
Given by Sylvia Pankhurst, 1956
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Sitterback to top
- (James) Keir Hardie (né James Kerr) (1856-1915), Socialist leader and founder of the Labour Party. Sitter in 21 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960), Militant suffragette; daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
This portraitback to top
From around 1904, Hardie developed a close and intimate relationship with Sylvia Pankhurst, one of the leading figures in the campaign to establish votes for women. With Pankhurst, Hardie became deeply involved in promoting the cause of women's suffrage. After his death in 1915, she described him in The Woman's Dreadnought as 'the greatest human being of our time'.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 279
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Keir Hardie: Radical, Socialist, Feminist (From 2 June 2015)