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Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

(1858-1944), Composer, writer and suffragette

Sitter in 26 portraits
Composer of operas, oratorios and concertos, also a champion of women's rights. Having battled against the constraints of her gender and class to study composition, Smyth gained recognition in Britain with her Mass in D (1893). Works such as the opera The Wreckers (1906) and the orchestral songs Three Moods of the Sea (1913) later increased her reputation. From 1911 to 1913 she devoted herself to the women's suffrage movement for which she provided the battle hymn, The March of the Women.

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Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by John Singer Sargent - NPG 3243

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by John Singer Sargent
black chalk, 1901
On display at Killerton, Exeter
NPG 3243

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn - NPG x22630

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x22630

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Unknown photographer - NPG x13395

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Unknown photographer
platinum print on card mount, 1891-1894
NPG x13395

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7742

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7742

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18836

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 11 March 1927
NPG x18836

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18837

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 11 March 1927
NPG x18837

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18838

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 11 March 1927
NPG x18838

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18839

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 11 March 1927
NPG x18839

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18840

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 11 March 1927
NPG x18840

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81127

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 11 March 1927
NPG x81127

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Howard Coster - NPG x13507

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x13507

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Howard Coster - NPG x13508

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x13508

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Howard Coster - NPG x13509

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x13509

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Howard Coster - NPG x13510

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x13510

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Howard Coster - NPG x13511

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x13511

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x91654

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, March 1935
NPG x91654

Simon Bussy; Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143892

Simon Bussy; Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1935
NPG Ax143892

Simon Bussy; Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143893

Simon Bussy; Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1935
NPG Ax143893

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