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Keir Hardie

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Keir Hardie, by Sylvia Pankhurst, before 1910 - NPG 3979 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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
Primary Collection
NPG 3979

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  • Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960), Militant suffragette; daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.

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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'.

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