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Keir Hardie

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Keir Hardie, by Sylvia Pankhurst, circa 1910 - NPG 3978 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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
Primary Collection
NPG 3978

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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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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.'

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