1 of 2 portraits of Cornelia Sorabji
by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 20 June 1930
Given by Victoria & Albert Museum via Pinewood Studios, 1989
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Sitterback to top
- Cornelia Sorabji (1866-1954), Barrister and Social Reformer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Birkett, Dea; Morris, Jan (foreword), Off the Beaten Track: Three Centuries of Women Travellers, 2004 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 7 July to 31 October 2004), p. 135
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Cornelia Sorabji: India’s First Woman Lawyer (17 December 2012 - 11 August 2013)
Events of 1930back to top
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