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Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

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Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes, by Sir Gerald Kelly, 1953 - NPG 4111 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, 1953
28 1/2 in. x 33 3/4 in. (724 mm x 857 mm)
Bequeathed by Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes, 1959
Primary Collection
NPG 4111


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  • Sir Gerald Kelly (1879-1972), Painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 27 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.

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Marie Stopes commissioned this portrait of herself from Sir Gerald Kelly whose work she greatly admired. She is depicted in her academic gowns of University College, London. The artist Sir Gerald Kelly pronounced the portrait 'strikingly like her'. He greatly admired Stopes, describing her as the 'most remarkable woman, whose fame will outlive so many'.

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