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Dame Christabel Pankhurst

(1880-1958), Suffragette; daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst

Sitter in 17 portraits
A leading Suffragette, Christabel Pankhurst was the driving force behind the Women's Social and Political Union, which was founded by her mother, Emmeline, in 1903 in order to lobby for female suffrage. She originally trained as a lawyer at Manchester University, but, as a woman, was unable to practice as a barrister and so used her legal knowledge to highlight inequality in speeches and pamphlets. A persuasive speaker and effective strategist, she organised spectacular rallies and processions. The WSPU became increasingly militant, largely under her bold influence, and from 1905 she orchestrated a campaign of civil disobedience that escalated to include arson and bombing. Her contribution to the emancipation of women was recognised when she was created Dame in 1936.

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Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Richard George Mathews - NPG 6904

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Richard George Mathews
charcoal and chalk, 1908
NPG 6904

Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Ethel Wright - NPG 6921

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Ethel Wright
oil on canvas, exhibited 1909
On display in Room 24 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6921

Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Unknown photographer - NPG x26018

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, mid 1900s
NPG x26018

Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Lambert Weston & Son - NPG x32605

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Lambert Weston & Son
bromide postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x32605

Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Lallie Charles, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x135535

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Lallie Charles, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1908
NPG x135535

Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Kate Simmons - NPG x46490

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Kate Simmons
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x46490

Suffragette March in Hyde Park, by Christina Broom - NPG x17396

Suffragette March in Hyde Park

by Christina Broom
cream-toned velox print, 23 July 1910
On display in Room 24 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x17396

Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Record Press - NPG x32608

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Record Press
bromide press print, September 1913
NPG x32608

Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Olive Edis - NPG x6196

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Olive Edis
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1925-1935
NPG x6196

Flora Drummond; Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Unknown photographer - NPG x29896

Flora Drummond; Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, early 1930s
NPG x29896

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Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Lallie Charles
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 21 October 1908
NPG x193471

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