7 of 22 portraits of Keir Hardie
by Sylvia Pankhurst
chalk, circa 1910
22 3/4 in. x 16 3/4 in. (578 mm x 425 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 22 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
This portrait was given to the Gallery by Sylvia Pankhurst in 1956. Of the portrait she wrote 'I am very conscious that this is only a sketch and was purely a preliminary study to assist me to do a painting ... I should not have ventured to offer it to the National Portrait Gallery save for the fact that I believe you have no other portrait of Keir Hardie, whose place in history is of importance ... I think it does give an idea of the kind of man Keir Hardie was.'
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)