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Mary Sargant-Florence

(1857-1954), Artist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Working in fresco and with tempera, Sargant-Florence was an artist and suffragette who created banners and badgers for the women's suffrage campaign. At the Slade School of Art she studied under the painter Alphonse Legros and became a member of the New English Art Club and Society of Painters in Tempera. After moving to America, she unexpectedly became a widower and experienced firsthand the discrimination endured by women, as she struggled to have her British nationality restored on her return to the UK. After founding the Women's Tax Resistant League, she published a book on militarism and feminism. One of her best known paintings shows her children Alix Strachey and Philip Florence painted in tempera, engrossed in a game of chess.

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Philip Sargant Florence and family, possibly by James Beaumont Strachey - NPG Ax24021

Philip Sargant Florence and family

possibly by James Beaumont Strachey
vintage snapshot print, late 1920s
NPG Ax24021

Mary Sargant-Florence and family, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax24023

Mary Sargant-Florence and family

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, late 1920s
NPG Ax24023

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x38542

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1940
NPG x38542

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x38541

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1940
NPG x38541

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x24024

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1940
NPG x24024

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