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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

(1836-1917), Physician

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 7 portraits
Physician, born in London and brought up in Aldeburgh, Suffolk (the sister of Millicent Fawcett). Despite opposition to the admission of women to medical education, she qualified as the first English woman doctor in 1865. In 1866 she established a dispensary for women in London which became the New Hospital of Women in 1871 where she instituted medical courses for women. Her advice to students included 'the first thing women must learn is to dress like ladies and behave like gentlemen'. In 1883 she was appointed Dean of the London School of Medicine for Women (later the Royal Free). A pioneer for women's rights, in 1908 she was elected Mayor of Aldeburgh, becoming the first female mayor in England.

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, by John Singer Sargent - NPG L254

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1900
On display in Room 19 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L254

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, by Caldesi & Co - NPG x197056

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

by Caldesi & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, December 1870
NPG x197056

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, by Walery, published by  Sampson Low & Co - NPG x8446

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published February 1889
NPG x8446

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, by Olive Edis - NPG x317

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

by Olive Edis
bromide print on photographer's card mount, 1909-1910
NPG x317

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, by Olive Edis, and  Katharine Legat (née Edis) - NPG x66

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

by Olive Edis, and Katharine Legat (née Edis)
platinotype on photographers card mount, 1909-1910
NPG x66

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