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(Julia Sarah) Anne Cobden-Sanderson

(1866-1926), Socialist and suffragette

Sitter in 8 portraits
Daughter of radical statesman Richard Cobden, Anne Cobden-Sanderson was a high- profile member of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). Immersed in the circle of William Morris, she began bookbinding with her husband Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, who would soon launch Dove Press with her investment and guidance. Her interest in the socialist movement and broader issues affecting the working classes of London's East End grew and in 1909 she helped set up the Women's Tax Resistance League. In 1906, she she was imprisoned in Holloway for her involvement in the Westminster protest against women's continued suppression. Her friend George Bernard Shaw described her as ' of the nicest women in England suffering from the coarsest indignity'.

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The Hammersmith Socialist Society, possibly by Sir Emery Walker - NPG x19650

The Hammersmith Socialist Society

possibly by Sir Emery Walker
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1892
NPG x19650

(Julia Sarah) Anne Cobden-Sanderson, by Unknown photographer, copied by  Emery Walker Ltd - NPG x88520

(Julia Sarah) Anne Cobden-Sanderson

by Unknown photographer, copied by Emery Walker Ltd
contact print, 1900s
NPG x88520

Charlotte Despard (née French); Anne Cobden-Sanderson with three unknown men, by Unknown photographer - NPG x45197

Charlotte Despard (née French); Anne Cobden-Sanderson with three unknown men

by Unknown photographer
halftone postcard print, 19 August 1909
On display in Room 24 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x45197

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'The pilgrims of Siena'

by Paolo Lombardi
albumen cabinet card, 1881
NPG x6954

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